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

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.
  • 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.


guest Wednesday, April 11, 2007

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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