[toc]When a damp diaper causes inflammation in young children, then a rash develops which is known as diaper rash. A dirty or wet diaper mostly causes diaper rash. But some bacterial infection and allergic reaction to the diaper can also cause diaper rash.
Reddening and swelling of the affected areas along with itching sensation and discomfort are some of the symptoms of diaper rash. You can get rid of diaper rash by following some home remedies. Top 5 home remedies for diaper rash are as follows:
5 Best Home Remedies For Diaper Rash
Add a little amount of baking soda to your baby’s bath water, stir it well so that the baking soda dissolves completely. Then wash the affected area of your baby with this water. This will help you to get rid of the itching sensation your baby is having due to the diaper rash.
You can also take 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1 cup of cold water and then dilute the baking soda by mixing them well. Soak it into the mixture and then apply this cloth to the diaper rashes. Do this for 4-5 times every day to get good result.
Vitamin E Oil
Applying vitamin E oil directly on the affected area will help to get rid of the inflammation and itching sensation. Vitamin E lotions and creams can also be used to heal the affected skin.
You should also include foods containing vitamin E such as almond, peanut butter, sunflower seeds, corn etc in your every day diet. Other than this you can take some petroleum jelly and vitamin E oil in a bowl and mix them well. Then using some cotton balls to apply it on the diaper rashes. Do this 2 times every day.
Take some gram flour and water in a cup, mix them well and make a smooth paste. Then apply it over the affected areas. Rub the paste well and then massage gently.
Keep it like that and allow it to dry for 30 minutes. After that rinse it off with cold water or take a cold water bath. Do this 2-3 times every day.
Take some coconut oil (warm) and apply it on the affected area and then massage gently using some cotton balls. This will help to soften the skin.
Applying coconut oil before at night is very effective. This will help to reduce the redness and dryness of the affected skin. Do this 2-3 times every day.
Take some olive oil on a cotton ball and apply it on the affected areas. You can also add few drops of olive oil to a large cup of water and then use the water to wash the affected areas. After the wash, dry the area well with a towel and then with the help of your finger tips apply a few drops of olive oil to the diaper rash. Use this at least 2 times every day.
So getting rid of diaper rash is not that difficult and by following the above mentioned home remedies you can easily get good results within a very short time.