If you see blisters on the rear of your baby, it is likely a symptom of diaper rash. Diaper rash manifests as redness, soreness, pimples and blisters. Two varieties of rashes cause blistering: contact diaper rash and impetigo. Characterized by coin-sized blisters, impetigo occurs when bacteria enter through damaged skin. Contact diaper rash is the typical rash associated with diapers, but in severe cases, it causes blisters. To treat diaper rash blisters successfully, you will need to identify the cause, remove it and treat the rash with medication recommended by a doctor.
Home Care Treatment
The best treatment for diaper rash is prevention, but the techniques used to prevent the rash also treat the rash. Start by bathing the child daily, clean the baby before changing the diaper and replacing the diaper as soon as possible after the child urinates or defecates. Remove the diaper completely and let the child run around bare to let air reach the skin. The diaper keeps the skin warm and helps create an ideal environment for bacteria. Old-fashioned remedies include applying cornstarch or talcum powder. Do not use them. Talcum powder can cause issues with the child’s lungs. Cornstarch backfires by encouraging yeast infections, which can cause another bout of diaper rash.
Ordinary diaper rash heals quickly with basic cleaning and over-the-counter creams. Blisters signify a more advanced rash. You should call your medical care provider and follow any recommendations, particularly if combined with a fever, not eating and sickness. In addition, if the rash extends past the diaper areas, it might not be diaper rash. The doctor will probably prescribe antibiotics or ointment.
If you have changed cleaning products, diaper brands or formula, try switching products. When using cloth diapers, the detergents can irritate, so switch to disposables. Your child might be having an allergic reaction to the chemicals in the cleaning products you use to clean the cloth diapers.
Babies often get diaper rash between four and 15 months of age. Causes include not changing the diaper often enough, diapers that are too tight, and allergies to certain soap, materials and cleaning products. Illness manifesting in diarrhea and requiring antibiotics increases the chances of diarrhea. If the child is breastfeeding and the mother takes antibiotics, that increases the child’s chances for diaper rash.