Diaper Rash

The causes of diaper rash are many and you may not be able to prevent their occurrence.  When your child develops a diaper rash, follow these suggestions:

  1. Apply a bland ointment such as A&D, Desitin or Zinc Oxide to diaper area after bathing and at each diaper change.
  2. Expose the skin area to air as much as possible.  Avoid bulky clothing over the diapers.
  3. If this regimen does not improve the rash in several days, you should schedule an appointment.  Sometimes a yeast infection is present in the diaper area and your child may need to been seen by the doctor.