Contact Diaper Rash

What is Contact Diaper Rash?

Contact diaper rash is by far the most common type of diaper rash. It is most often caused by prolonged exposure to a diaper, particularly moist or soiled diapers. Friction caused by an improperly sized diaper may also lead to a rash in tender areas. Symptoms generally include a red, irritated rash in the diaper area that is tender to the touch. Fortunately, contact diaper rash is not a threatening skin condition, and you can help relieve your baby’s symptoms quickly with a thick, medicated topical ointment like Triple Paste. Read on to learn more about how to prevent diaper rashes in the future, what causes them, and which products to use for immediate treatment.

What Causes Bad Diaper Rashes?

Watching your child struggle through painful diaper rash symptoms can be heartbreaking, but the truth is most parents have been in this same situation. We’ve been there too!  So, you are not alone.

Once you understand the causes of diaper rash, you can create a skincare routine that helps prevent future rashes and keeps your baby’s bottom happy!

Your baby may develop a diaper rash after:

  • Diarrhea
  • Starting solid foods
  • Being in hot and/or humid conditions
  • Being sick
  • Taking antibiotics
  • Wearing the same diaper for a while
  • Teething
  •  Rubbing, chafing, and friction from ill-fitting diapers

While these are common causes for most contact diaper rashes, they’re far from the only causes. Changes in diet, yeast infections and allergies might also be causing your child’s diaper rash. Click the button below to learn about other types of diaper rashes and their causes.

How To Prevent Diaper Rashes

Preventing diaper rashes can seem challenging at first, but don’t worry, there’s plenty of preventative things you can do.  The truth of the matter is that just being in diapers can cause rashes, so diaper rash is pretty common!

Understanding the causes of diaper rash described above as well as using a thick, barrier or diaper rash cream, like Triple Paste Medicated Diaper Rash Ointment, helps prevent diaper rash from developing and protects your little one’s bottom.

You can better prevent contact diaper rashes with these three easy steps:

  1. KEEP THE DIAPER AREA CLEAN & DRY — After each diaper change, gently clean your baby’s bottom, including in the skin folds.  Make sure all of these areas are dry.
  2. AIR TIME — Allow your baby’s bottom to have some air time without a diaper.  This can help promote healing if your baby already has diaper rash.
  3. CHANGE DIAPERS EARLY & OFTEN — Sometimes it’s as simple as changing your baby’s diapers more frequently and making sure their diapers fit them well and don’t chafe them when they crawl or move around.

Overnight Diaper Rash Prevention

Since babies are in their diapers for prolonged periods of time overnight, apply a generous layer of a thick diaper rash cream, like Triple Paste Medicated Ointment, to create a protective barrier while your baby is sleeping.

Contact Diaper Rash Treatment

Up to this point, we’ve identified ways you can prevent contact diaper rashes. However, when you see these symptoms and your baby is uncomfortable, a solution that works is important.

Generations of moms know they can trust Triple Paste’s thick, fragrance-free formula to provide effective, quick relief to prevent and treat diaper rash, keeping baby’s bottom happy!