Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe
5 minute read
13 Dec 2021
7:45 am

How best to help baby beat nappy rash

Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe

It’s a common condition that has a range of remedies that can be tried.

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Nappy rash is a common form of inflamed skin (dermatitis) that appears as a patchwork of bright red skin on your baby's bottom. It is often related to wet or infrequently changed nappies, skin sensitivity, and chafing. It usually affects babies, though anyone who wears a nappy regularly can develop the condition. As annoying and irritating as it is, it usually clears up with simple at-home treatments, such as air drying, more frequent nappy changes and ointment. If your baby's skin doesn’t improve after a few days of home treatment, talk with your doctor. Sometimes, you'll need a prescription medication...