How to Deal with Nappy Rash?

Nappy rashes tend to be red, rough and rather scaly and, as the name suggests, they are usually confined to the area of skin covered by the nappy. They are sometimes caused by contact between urine and the skin and sometimes by the detergents in which nappies are washed.

Deal with Nappy Rash

If a nappy rash does develop, expose the rash to the air as much as possible. It is also important to ensure that nappies are washed often and thoroughly, and rinsed well. Nappies need to be changed frequently and waterproof pants (which tend to retain urine) should be avoided whenever possible. I know that disposable nappies or nappy liners are expensive but they are very useful, particularly if a rash has already developed.

There are quite a number of special ointments and creams available for the treatment of nappy rash but the best substance to use is one of the simplest and one of the cheapest: zinc and castor oil ointment.

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