Many moms have found that using certain extracts for diaper rash can be very helpful. A few drops of witch hazel, which has anti-inflammatory properties, can be diluted with equal parts water and brushed onto baby’s skin with a cotton ball to help soothe the rash.
What soothes a diaper rash?
Some popular over-the-counter products include A + D, Balmex, Desitin, Triple Paste and Lotrimin (for yeast infections). Zinc oxide is the active ingredient in many diaper rash products. They are usually applied to the rash throughout the day to soothe and protect your baby’s skin.
Diaper Rash Treatments
- Cream or ointment with zinc oxide or petrolatum (petroleum jelly). Smooth it onto your baby’s clean, dry bottom before putting on a clean diaper.
- Baby powder. …
- Antifungal cream, if your baby has a fungal infection.
- Topical or oral antibiotics, if your baby has a bacterial infection.
What is the best home remedy for severe diaper rash?
7 home remedies for diaper rash
- Make your own diaper rash cream. Make your own natural diaper cream, such as the protective barrier balm found on the Mommypotamus blog. …
- Use breast milk. …
- Use apple cider vinegar. …
- Reach for olive oil. …
- Apply cornstarch. …
- Consider coconut oil. …
- Try browned flour.
Is a bath good for diaper rash?
Some babies may have discomfort from simply being in bath water when skin is very irritated or broken down. An oatmeal powder, made for diaper rashes or skin irritation, in the bath water can help soothe the irritation and make bath time more enjoyable.
Is Witch Hazel safe for babies?
Witch hazel topical is thought to be possibly safe when used on a child’s skin. Ask a healthcare provider about using this medicine on a child. Ask a doctor before using this product if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Raw Skin – Treatment:
- If the bottom is very raw, soak in warm water for 10 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons (30 mL) of baking soda to the tub of warm water.
- Do this 3 times per day.
- Then, put an anti-yeast ointment (such as Lotrimin) on the rash.
“The best way to get rid of diaper rash is to air out that area as best as you can. Leave the diaper off and just give that area some time to breathe,” Belosa says. Try laying down a waterproof pad in baby’s room and let them go diaper-free for several hours a day to give the irritated skin exposure to air.
Can I put baking soda directly on diaper rash?
If your baby has raw skin from a diaper rash, you can soak the affected area in a baking soda bath three times per day. Do this for only 10 minutes at a time. The baking soda may help soothe the raw skin and promote faster healing. Make sure you pat the area dry completely before putting on a new, clean diaper.
Is Neosporin good for diaper rash?
Antibiotic ointment (triple antibiotic, bacitracin, or Neosporin® non-prescription) applied 3 times a day usually clears this up quickly; you can safely try this as a home remedy.