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:
- Apply a bland ointment such as A&D, Desitin or Zinc Oxide to diaper area after bathing and at each diaper change.
- Expose the skin area to air as much as possible. Avoid bulky clothing over the diapers.
- 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.