When your baby’s ‘zone 0’ is a poem, here are the best solutions.
If you have a baby or a small child, get the idea: at some point the culete is going to get irritated. It may be when you start eating solid, when your teeth come out or after gastroenteritis, but it will touch you. .. Is now? Well, the good news is that for many granites, spots and irritations you have, summer is the best time to be cured.
Of course, before you start taking precautionary measures, discover why your child is like this and follow the advice of the experts .
You will recognize it because you will see red granites or escamitas in the lower part of the ass and / or in the genital part . But beware, they will never be inside the folds. This dermatitis originates when the culete spends too much time wet by the pee or pets ; but also when new foods are introduced that do not fit well, if you have placed the diaper too tight or if you are taking antibiotics.
What to do: Have your little one as long as you can without a diaper, with the culete in the air; change as often as you can, use the wipes only outside the home – as little as possible – and put on each change cream to isolate the skin from
When to talk to a pediatrician or dermatologist: If it is not removed after three days, if it appears during the first month of life or is associated with gastroenteritis.
Candida is a fungus that appears when there is irritation and enough moisture in the skin of this area . The granites of this candidiasis are red, like those of dermatitis, but of a brighter and even violet tone . But the most representative thing is that you will find them, mainly, within the folds of the skin .
What to do: Follow the same guidelines as to treat diaper rash, but also put an antifungal cream.
When to talk to your pediatrician: Whenever you think you can have it, it is important that you prescribe the proper antifungal cream.
It affects the lateral area of the buttocks, which corresponds to the diaper areas without absorbent material and prolonged contact with the plastic parts of the diaper. It is common in chubby children who also usually have these pimples in the folds of the neck, in the lorzas, in the knees …
What to do: Apply creams that contain copper and zinc sulfate, as they have drying properties. In the diaper area, these creams are combined with diaper treatment preparations.
When to talk to the pediatrician: If it does not go away in less than five days or if you see your child irritable because it bothers him a lot.
Allergic contact eczema
The granites are very similar to those of diaper rash, but they come out only in a certain area – the one that is most in contact with the diaper glue, where you apply a cream, where you give more with the wipe. It can be caused by allergy to any substance of the wipes, to the glue of the diapers, to some cream… And it does not improve with any treatment you put on it.
What to do: The only way is to locate what causes this allergy and stop putting it on.
When to talk to the pediatrician: If a dermatitis does not go further but does not improve with the advice we give you must go to the doctor to rule out any type of allergies.
Perianal irritative dermatitis
When redness comes out only in the anal area it can be related to alterations in both consistency and number of bowel movements.
What to do: Same as irritative dermatitis (with copper and zinc creams), but taking into account that it usually bothers and causes the child to be quite itchy while being in that sensitive area.
When to talk to the pediatrician: Always, because an irritant dermatitis in this area may be related to gastrointestinal problems. The skin lesion must be treated but, above all, the cause.