Sore skin & nappy rash – Causes and top tips
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Why do babies get nappy rash?
Babies’ skin is much thinner, more delicate and therefore more sensitive than adults’ skin. As there isn’t much air that can get inside the nappy, it becomes a warm, humid environment. The urine and stool inside can also irritate the skin, especially if it comes into contact with the skin for long periods. Lots of disposable nappies are bleached in chlorine and contain plastic, irritating skin and even leading to allergies. Nappies also rub the same areas of the skin, causing redness and inflammation.
Zinc oxide as a healing compound
Zinc oxide is a well-known, tried-and-tested compound which protects the skin. Zinc oxide products are effective for combating weeping, reddened skin as they are antiseptic and encourage the healing process.
Zinc oxide: tried and tested
Top tips for preventing, treating and caring for sore bottoms
Do not use any greasy ointments
Such ointments act as a seal on the skin and soften it, making it more susceptible to irritation.
Even if you are extremely careful, sometimes you still can’t prevent nappy rash. The diet of the breastfeeding mother is even occasionally named as the cause, but this information is outdated, as we now know that neither citrus fruit nor fizzy drinks are transferred into breast milk, as is often alleged.
Please note: if your baby’s bottom still becomes red, you should react as soon as possible. If your baby has inflamed skin, it will become susceptible to bacteria and fungi, and so it should quickly be treated with a medicinal cream containing zinc oxide.
ZinCream Medinova® cream – a household and travel bag staple
Where to find ZinCream Medinova
ZinCream Medinova® is available in pharmacies in Switzerland.
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