Diaper Rash (cont.)
Diaper Rash Prevention
Prevention is the most effective way to treat diaper rash.
- Diapers today are highly absorbent and can wick away excess moisture from the skin. However, it is still a good idea to change the diapers every few hours to prevent urine or feces from coming into contact with skin.
- Before putting on a new diaper, be sure that the skin is dry and clean.
- When applying the diaper, avoid tape adhering to the skin, because this can also lead to breakdown and irritate the skin.
- Good handwashing is a must to help prevent infections.
- Try to air out the diaper area as much as possible.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/8/2014
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