There are many diaper rash treatments that are available for parents to use. The sooner you use any of these treatments the sooner your infant will be cured of their pain and discomfort.
Air is the best natural treatment for diaper rash. Exposing your infants irritated skin to as much air as possible will allow their skin to dry out and lose irritation and discomfort. Leaving your child diaperless and pantless will also make them more comfortable because it will eliminate the pressure on their rash.
Eliminating the use of soaps is also a good diaper rash treatment. Soaps tend to further add to the problem and they can also be painful on your infant’s skin. You can safely clean the area with a cotton swab or cloth and mineral oil.
Quit using wipes that contain alcohol. Alcohol will irritate the rash further because it over dries your infants skin. You can instead use alcohol free wipes or soft cloths or towels.
Switch to cloth diapers. They allow for more air circulation to get to the rash and irritated area. They are also much more flexible then disposable diapers which will help your child become comfortable.
Stop using lotions, powders and ointments that you would typically use on your babies skin. They often add to your infants irritation and can cause them further pain.
Change your infants diapers more frequently. Even if your babies diaper is not soiled it should be changed frequently to promote maximum air exposure. It will also help to keep their sensitive skin dry so that it is able to heal quicker.
Use anti fungal creams. Anti fungal creams are typically used to treat athletes foot, however it makes a wonderful diaper rash treatment. Most people who use this method note the rash was gone or significantly better in a 24 hour time frame.
Cornstarch is a very traditional way to cure diaper rash. In place of powder use cornstarch on your infants rash and it will absorb moisture and odor safely.
Use oatmeal in your infants bath water. This is said to help draw irritation away from the area as well as add nutrients into the skin. While it may not cure the rash alone it will make your child more comfortable.