So much pain and anguish, lots of tears and sleepless nights associated with Diaper Rashes. Throughout the infancy stage of any child today, there are stories associated with diaper rashes. Due to the changing period and prolonged use of diapers in case of some children, these rashes seem inevitable. I experimented with several anti-rash creams and lotions and I think it is a part of the diaper journey to discover what works best for your child. My observation over the products I used for my son was that there were two kinds of anti-rash creams. Some that worked wonders with the cure of a bad rash and a few that happily prevented a rash. Tried and tested Desitin, Rash Free, Coconut Oil and Himalaya Diaper Rash Cream. Most have a composition with natural Zinc, zinc being the component that helps soothe inflamed skin.
A diaper rash has three stages
(i) The beginning – You will be able to make out the pinkish – reddish skin usually like a break-out and at this stage, Himalaya Diaper Rash Cream worked best to soothe the rash now. However, you have to combine it with other strategies like;
(a) Airing the affected area often.
(b) Allowing the affected area to dry completely before any application so that no moisture is caught in the skin.
( c) Put mittens on so that the baby does not infect rash further with fingernails or hands.
(d) At this stage, a very light layer of the cream works wonders.
(ii) A full blown infected rash – There is a possibility that the rash causes fever for a short time or a low-grade fever for a longer duration. The rash turns color and is likely to cause immense pain and discomfort to the baby. So much so that the baby might find it difficult to sleep through the night. This stage is a tough one for both mommy and baby. Desitin and Himalaya Diaper Rash Cream works wonders. Both do not, at this point provide instant disappearing of the rash. That expectation is wrong because no infection will just disappear, however, your heart hurts as a mommy. What does work is Himalaya Diaper Rash Cream. When constantly applied, it helps soothe the pain. It literally soothes the skin and prevents any increase in the rash. If there is fever you might have to go to the doctor to combine other medicines. Again – you have to ensure there is no moisture in the rash affected area. No cream will work if moisture is trapped between the infected area and the cream. The cream acts as a curtain between the outside agents like dust to prevent it from increasing the infection. The zinc is the soothing agent.
(iii) Prevention of the Rash – Whoever has survived the painful onset of a diaper rash will know that prevention of one is so much better than going through the cure. That is where Himalaya Diaper Rash Cream worked best for us. A thin layer over the covered areas before putting on the diaper prevented the dampness from coming in contact with the skin and literally didn’t allow any germs to fester on the skin. Especially in seasons that are already moisture laden, if you can create a barrier between your baby’s skin and outside moisture/germs, this is the best approach to a diaper rash.
So long and keep cool! A diaper rash is not the end of the world. Help is at hand, and with Himalaya doing a good job of making their rash cream available at literally the chemist next door, you are bound to find it when you need it. You could also pick it up from their online store.