Promotion: All about nappy rash
Published 08/03/2010 | 14:43
The experts at Caldasene explain what causes nappy rash and how you can prevent it and soothe your baby's skin.
What does nappy rash look like?
Nappy rash is present when you baby’s skin looks red and sore, and may be chapped or swollen in places. Nappy rash can make your baby feel uncomfortable.
It can be prevented and treated with Caldesene 10% w/w Medicated Powder and Caldease 15% w/w Medicated Ointment.
Why does nappy rash occur?
When your baby wets a nappy, bacteria react with the urine on the nappy to form ammonia.
If the nappy isn’t changed quickly, the ammonia can “burn” your baby’s delicate skin.
If a nappy is wet and soiled at the same time, this causes a different chemical reaction which can irritate and damage the skin even more.
Nappy rash can affect all the delicate skin around your baby’s bottom and inner thighs, and may be particularly bad in skin folds and creases.
What can you do to prevent nappy rash?
- Check your baby’s nappy often and change it as soon as it becomes wet or soiled
- Wash the area with damp cotton wool, using very mild baby soap, and dry it well, without rubbing.
- To make sure the skin is dry, and to help provide a barrier against wetness, sprinkle on Caldesene, the special medicated baby powder
- If it’s not too cold, let your baby kick around without nappy or plastic pants as much as possible to let the skin ‘breathe’.
- Wash clothes in a non biological powder, and rinse thoroughly.
How Caldesene protects at every nappy change
Caldesene is specially formulated to prevent and treat nappy rash. It protects against skin irritation caused by common bacteria and fungi especially in delicate skin folds. Because Caldesene is a powder there is less risk of disturbing the rash which might be painful.
Caldesene is available in three sizes – a 20g travel pack which is handy when travelling anywhere and a 55g and a larger 100g which helps when there is more than one baby under 2!
Always read the label.
Contains 10% w/w calcium undecylenate