Diaper rash is the common skin inflammation that occurs at some time with most babies under the age of two. There are a number causes enumerated below:
Candida. Diaper rash is most commonly caused by a candida fungal infection. Since the Candida fungus is so common in our everyday surroundings a moist, warm environment is an ideal place for it to thrive. Diarrhea or just stools with a low ph factor (acidic) and urine (the ammonia) also will increase the chance of the rash developing. Babies on antibiotics or that are breast feeding when the mother is on antibiotics will have an increased possibility of having a diaper rash caused by candida.
Diet. As a baby moves to solid foods, the introduction of some new types of solid foods, or a food allergy can diaper rash.
Physical factors. A different type of diaper may cause rubbing in a new area, irritation from feces or urine if the diaper is left on too long or irritation from alcohol or other ingredients in commercial wipes can all lead to a rash.
· Make an ointment using one part Lavender or Melaleuca with a two parts of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.
· Clean and apply ointment with each diaper change.
· After healing apply cornstarch with each diaper change.
· Some suggestions possible root causes that can also be addressed:
Possible candida (see Candida)
Pre-made wipes may have alcohol and be irritating. Use water.
Diet of child or mother if breastfeeding. Consider eliminating tomatoes, pineapple, cabbage, chocolate, soda, anything with vinegar (dressings, olives, salads, etc.), anything hot/spicy.
Some brands of diapers may rub or affect a child adversely in other ways.
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