Diaper Rash Wound Care
Antibiotics are very effective at protecting our little ones by killing infection causing bacteria, but unfortunately they also kill the friendly bacteria, called “flora,” that live in our children’s intestines. These friendly bacteria normally regulate the consistency of the stools and help with digestion. Eliminating these bacteria can cause the stools to become loose, watery, and more frequent. You can expect this to happen to some degree during and after your child’s NICU stay. Giving your child probiotics can help minimize the diarrhea that causes the diaper rash.
Antibiotics cause two different types of diaper rash:
CONTACT RASH – caused when loose stools irritate baby’s bottom.
Appearance: flat, red, irritated skin. When severe, skin will peel or blister and slough off.
FUNGAL/YEAST RASH – caused by the absence of intestinal flora, which allows yeast (fungus) to overgrow in the intestines. This yeast comes out in the stool causing a rash.
Appearance: red, raised, patchy rash with sharp borders, mostly over the genitalia but with satellite spots sprinkled around the diaper area.
Please use this page to review the various creams, barrier products, diapers, wipes & healing techniques that you have used to effectively combat your little one’s diaper rashes.
Diaper cream and cloth diapers
White Vinegar for Yeast
Miracle Cream with Essential Oils
PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LEGEND TO GUIDE YOUR RATING: