How to Know the Different Types of Diaper Rashes in Baby Girls
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How to Know the Different Types of Diaper Rashes in Baby Girls

Diaper rash treatment only works when you know the cause. Here are the various causes for different types of diaper rash.

Diaper rashes may occur more often during initial 2 years of growing up. Baby girls may experience several different kinds of diaper rashes. Every rash may be attributed to a different cause. The treatment essentially will be different. Rashes usually intensify the moment a baby girl starts having solid foods. Dr. Sears says that it is absolutely normal to develop rashes during these years.

Contact Diaper Rash

A contact rash is the most common kind of rash experienced in almost every baby. A contact rash is also called as a friction rash. Friction rashes occur due to the diaper constantly brushing against baby girl's buttocks and genital region. They are red in color and are usually flat but might appear puffy at times. This is a mild rash and can easily be treated using over-the-counter creams. It is also a good idea to allow the baby to roam around in the house without a diaper. In order to maintain the cleanliness in the baby’s body you can wash the bottom with Luke warm water. It serves to clean the skin area thoroughly without taking the risk of any chemicals.

Yeast Rash

Yeast rashes, on the other hand, are red in color, slightly raised and can become painful. Babies who are being fed antibiotics on account of a medical condition pose an increased risk of yeast rashes. The rash at times covers the complete genital area and sometimes even the folds around the labia. Yeast rashes can be treated using anti fungal creams rather than over-the-counter diaper creams. The antifungal cream called Nystatin has proved to be useful in treating yeast rashes.

Irritant Rash

Unlike yeast and contact rashes, irritant rashes usually don’t develop around the folds or creases over the baby girl's buttocks. Dr. Alan Greene explains that irritant rashes are caused because of numerous sources, such as baby wipes, soaps and laundry detergents. Huge areas of the baby’s skin will have a rash because of their skin’s exposure to the irritant. The irritant is usually a chemical. In order to treat an irritant rash it is necessary to first identify and then eliminate the rash.

Allergy Ring Rash

Certain food items also can result in diaper rashes if the baby’s skin is allergic or sensitive to the food. You will notice red rings around the anus after they have consumed certain food items such as citrus fruits or food made of tomato. Such foods should be removed from the baby’s routine. Mother’s food should also not contain any of them if she’s still breastfeeding.

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Very interesting