Sudocrem Nappy Rash Q&A
What causes nappy rash?
Nappy rash can be caused for a number of reasons, most commonly when a baby’s skin becomes inflamed after contact with chemicals in urine and faeces, which can irritate the skin and result in a sore, red and sometimes blistered rash. Friction caused by the nappy rubbing off your baby’s delicate skin can also contribute to the development of nappy rash.
Why can weaning lead to nappy rash?
Your baby’s digestive system has, so far, been used to either breast milk or formula, so the addition of those exciting first foods can often be a little bit of a shock to the system. Be prepared for your baby’s bowel habits and frequency to change, which could mean more irritation.
How does teething affect nappy rash?
By now you may have also noticed the start of your baby’s teething symptoms, which can include restlessness, excessive drooling, irritability, wanting to chew everything and flushed cheeks. Perhaps your baby’s first tooth has already appeared! Over the coming months, as teething continues, you may notice this coincides with a sore, red bottom. It is thought that the excess saliva produced during teething can lead to nappy rash.
Tips to help prevent nappy rash:
- Change your baby’s nappy as often as possible, ideally as soon as it is wet or dirty, in order to prevent baby’s skin from prolonged contact with urine or faeces.
- Wash your baby’s bottom gently at each nappy change, using cooled boiled water and cotton wool. Equally important is to dry carefully after each wash. Use a soft towel and pat dry, rather than rubbing.
- Exposure to fresh air with some nappy-free time is a great way to treat and prevent nappy rash.
- Sudocrem should be used at each nappy change to help protect against the irritation of urine and stools.
- Do a nappy change just before putting your baby down for naps and bedtime.
How does Sudocrem work?
Emollient helps to soothe sore and inflamed skin, whilst leaving your baby’s delicate skin soft. Local anaesthetic helps ease the pain and irritation whilst other ingredients help to heal the skin. Water-repellent base protects skin by forming a barrier, helping to stop irritants (urine and faeces) coming into contact with your baby’s skin.
For more information on Sudocrem and how to treat nappy rash, please visit Sudocrem.com
This information is provided for information purposes only and is not intended in any way to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult a healthcare professional if you are in any doubt about a medical condition.
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