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Diaper Rash / Diaper Dermatitis

Written by Dr. Ramya Ananthakrishnan, MD  | Medically Reviewed by Dr. Sunil Shroff, MBBS, MS, FRCS (UK), D. Urol (Lond) on Jul 04, 2019
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Prevention of Diaper Rash

  • Breast-feeding the baby for as long as possible protects the baby against the occurrence of diaper rash.
  • Diapers have to be changed frequently.
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  • Diapers have to checked periodically for soiling.
  • Air-drying of the diaper area has to be done as much as possible.
  • Scrubbing of the perianal region has to be avoided. Instead the area should be washed with soap and water.
  • Avoid using wipes or cloth for wiping the area.

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Diaper rash in is caused due to urine being acidic in nature. You must make the infant sit in a shallow bucket with a littlewarm water and 1tst starch (common starch - used to starch clothes at home) for 5mins. the water level should be blow the hip level.

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