Overcoming Itching Around Baby’s Genitals Due To The Use Of Disposable Diapers?

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Good afternoon dokDok, my baby was 11 months old, about 2 weeks ago I had diarrhea and I used extra dry diapers. So I ask now how do I get rid of itching and reddish spots around my baby’s genital organs? Thanks.

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Hello Joejoe,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

The condition of the baby's buttocks and genitals that are moist due to diarrhea can cause fungus to grow and multiply easily, giving rise to signs of inflammation. Not only itching and reddish spots, fungal infections in the baby's buttocks and genitals can also make the skin become bruntusan, swollen, peeling, sore, and also dry. The use of extra dry diapers can indeed minimize the risk of this fungal infection. However, if this is not accompanied by good personal hygiene, or if the diapers you use with your baby are not replaced periodically, the risk of yeast infection remains inevitable 100%.


Not only your baby's itchy, reddish yeast, buttocks and genitals infections can also occur due to infection with other microorganisms (such as bacteria, viruses, or mites), contact dermatitis, insect bites or other animals, seborrheic dermatitis, and so on.


So that your baby's complaints do not spread to other parts of his body, we recommend that you check your baby as soon as possible to the doctor or pediatrician. That way, your baby can certainly be given appropriate treatment according to the conditions underlying the complaint, for example by administering anti-fungal drugs (if indeed the complaint arises because of a fungal infection), anti-itching, and so on.


For now, you can try the following tips first:

If possible, give the baby cloth diapers that are made from soft and have a high absorption, according to the size of the buttocks (not too narrow)
If not possible, choose disposable diapers that have high absorption and are made from soft
Diligently checking the diaper, if wet, change immediately
Clean your baby's bottom and genitals using cotton wool or gauze moistened with clean water, do not use soap or cleansers carelessly without doctor's advice.
Before giving a baby a diaper, first apply a moisturizing oil (for example baby oil, olive oil, or coconut oil) on the buttocks and genitals so they don't dry out
Avoid giving baby clothes and tight pants
Change periodically baby clothes and pants
Create a cool and clean environment around the baby so that the baby does not sweat excessively
Diligent hand washing and shorten the baby's nails
Avoid babies from scratching their buttocks and genitals
Give your baby a healthy and nutritious breast milk and MPASI
Do not carelessly give the baby medicine without doctor's advice

Hope this helps ...

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