View Full Version : Any treatment for diaper dermatitis

Nirmala patel
08-28-2008, 12:47 PM
My son is 6 months old and he had some red patches over buttocks, genital, lower abdomen and upper thigh,i thought this might be some diapers allergy so i changed the diaper but its already a week the red patches are still there. Now this rashes are more deep and errosive type.What can i do can i apply some medicine oils or something.I'm frightned because he is just 6 months old,please help me what should i do? if any medicines .

08-28-2008, 04:46 PM
Well it looks like you are right ,its a Diaper allergy known as Diper dermatitis.Changing the diapers might help.But you should remember skin in the diper area should be kept as dry and as free from irritants as possible.frequent diaper changes and the use of diapers with adsorbent gel material are useful means to prevent the diaper dermatitis.An emollent or paste may be applied as a barrier from iritants with diaper change.

For more severe form of cases like you said it has developed to erosion or ulcer like.You might need some low dose corticosteroids like say 1% Hydrocortisone applied 2-3 times daily followed by some emollient.and when lesions subsides corticosteriods must be stopped.I would suggest you visit a dermatologist for more suggestions on using emollents and corticosteriods.don't try to buy yourself and use..it may harm your child.

09-06-2008, 03:58 PM
keep the diaper always dry and don't use soap or other harsh cleaners in diaper area.Its better to consult dermatologist for medication

09-07-2008, 06:10 PM
you can apply some Baby powder,it will protect your baby from infections from urine or any other organism

09-20-2008, 06:36 PM
I have found bag balm to work wonders! Also, let your baby have naked time after each diaper change. Clean your baby up, then let their little hiney air dry. I lay my three month old on the floor on a water proof pad and let him wriggle to his hearts content. Also, any diaper rash cream without fragrance can help keep it under control. With my oldest son, I had to go out and buy a special baby wash and lotion. It is called Pur Baby. I think you can get it at Rite Aid still. Good luck!

Nirmala patel
11-08-2008, 04:52 AM
thank you all for your help.:)