Are Diaper Rashes In Babies As Young As 2 Months Dangerous?
my child is 2 months old, a month ago the area is sorry, her buttocks, diaper rash, I have treated with creams containing zinc oxide instead of her skin like burns, but my baby is not fussy and not in pain, is this dangerous?
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Diaper rash is an inflammation of the baby's skin area, precisely in the area covered by diapers. This condition is characterized by reddish rashes, fussy babies, crying, and actually quite often occurs especially in infants aged 9-12 months. But you don't need to worry because this condition is not dangerous.
Among the factors that increase the risk of diaper rash in infants are:
Prolonged contact with dirty diapers Too tight diapers Infection Trying new foods Diarrhea Irritation by products such as powder, soap, wet tissue or oil Having sensitive skin Consumption of antibiotics
But in the case of your child, if it appears like a burn just after being given zinc, the possibility of the condition is actually caused by giving zinc. Therefore, we recommend that you take your child to the doctor for further examination, whether it is really a diaper rash, or irritation, allergies, or other causes. The existence of your baby is not fussy and does not appear to indicate pain that might be a dangerous condition, but still must be treated.
In the meantime, make sure you always wash your hands before and after changing your child's diapers, don't give zinc or other drugs without doctor's advice, change baby's diapers immediately when it's wet or stooled, don't let your baby always use diapers and avoid using powder. So, hopefully answering your question.