Examples: if diapers are not changed often enough, if diapers are too tight
Diaper redness is skin irritation developing in diaper contact areas. Usually such skin irritation is associated with infants and young children, but we should remember that everyone using napkins in everyday life can suffer from it. Skin rash is making skin more sensitive to infections and irritation, that’s why it is so important to provide effective care and treatment for damaged skin areas.
Irritating and red toddler’s skin in diaper area and how to keep skin healthy
Skin irritation and inflammation in the nappy area is one of the most common problems in infancy, with an average of 7 to 35% of infants*.
Part of the reasons is the peculiarities of baby’s skin and its care.
How to keep a baby’s skin in the nappy area intact***:
If, however, the baby has diaper rash in the nappy area, visit a healthcare professional to recommend the most appropriate treatment and ointments to restore the baby’s skin.
* Kalnberza “Diaper dermatitis – still actual”. “Arsts.lv” 12/2017.
** Atherton DJ, Proksch E, Schauber J, Stalder JF. Irritant diaper dermatitis: best practice management. SelfCare. 2015; 6(S1):1–11.
*** Humphrey S, Bergman JN, Au S. Practical management strategies for diaper dermatitis. Skin therapy letter. 2006 Sep;11(7):1-6