Top Guide to the Most 4 Common Skin Rashes in Infants And their Treatments(That Treats Fast)

We bring our child to the world with lots of excitement and dreams. And if we see any problems on them it may confuses us a lot and gives us tons of concern. One such concern we face is that the Baby’s Skin. So that is why i am going to give you Top Guide to the most common Skin rashes in Infants.

 Newborn Babies faces lots of skin condition which tends to make us worry and run to the doctor. So top guide to the most common skin rashes in Infants and their treatments are as follows.

Cradle Cap:

What is a Cradle Cap?

Cradle Cap is a kind of rash which appears commonly on head and rarely on forehead, cheeks and nappy area. It looks like a red or yellow flakes or patches and most commonly to say Infant Dandruff. Nothing to worry, it disappears before the child’s first birthday. Even my son had this condition when he was born, and it disappeared in ten days.

Causes:

Causes is unknown but some research says that skin glands may be are overactive or still in growing process.

Will it be Painful? No

Treatment for this condition:

  • Apply olive oil or sesame oil or coconut oil in the affected area before bath. As applying oil keeps the affected area moisturized.
  • Don’t bath more than once a day. As babies more in water causes dryness in their skin.
  • Don’t give hot water bath. Keep the water warm. hot water tends to irritate the affected area.
  • Use mild soap or cleanser and in little quantity. As using more harsh cleanser and in large quantity tends to dry the skin of babies and leads to increase the skin condition.
  • Don’t use Gram flour or any other bath powder and baby powder on the child until the condition fades away. As the flour tends to get stick on the head of the child. It may increase the condition.
  • Apply baby moisturizer after drying the skin. because moisturizing reduces the skin condition.

My next top guide to the most common skin rashes in infants is,

Eczema:

What is eczema?

Eczema is a dry skin condition like red rashes or dry rough patches, which appear on face, hands, elbows, thighs. Normally kids with Eczema condition always have dry skin.

Causes:

This may be due to genetic or environmental factors.

Will it be painful? Yes in severe conditions Babies face the itchiness and pain and it may also disrupts their sleeps.

Treatments:

  • Normally trim the nails of babies regularly. As scratching the affected area with the nails tends to increase the condition and gives pain to the babies.
  • Don’t bath more than once a day and also give a quick bath like 5 minutes, as staying more in water increases dryness.
  • Bath with warm water and not hot water. Hot water tends to irritate the skin of babies.
  • Use mild cleanser or soap. And use very little quantity. As using more harsh cleanser and in large quantity tends to dry the skin of babies and leads to increase the skin condition.
  • Apply olive oil or sesame oil or coconut oil in the affected area before bath. As applying oil keeps the affected area moisturized.
  • Use baby moisturizer after bath. And best time is that before sleep. So that cream tends to moist the skin.
  • Don’t use woolen clothing or any mixed clothing as it tends to irriate the affected skin.
  • Avoid baby powder as it increases the dryness.
  • Use mild detergent for the clothing which doesn’t irritate the skin of the child.
  • Keep the home cool, as heat increases the itchiness of the skin.
  • Vacuum regularly and keep the carpet furniture away from dust because mostly babies with eczema condition easily get prone to infections and allergies.
  • Keep the child away from pets.
  • Keep watch on giving foods, as babies with this condition is prone to allergies easily.

After reading the two common rashes, my next top guide to the most common skin rashes in infants is,

Diaper Rash:

What is a Diaper Rash?

Diaper rash is a skin condition which looks like bright red patches in the baby’s bottom.

Causes:

It is always caused due to unchanged wet diapers, tight diapers, sensitive skin or may be due to yeast infection.

Will it be Painful? Surely a Strong YESSSS!!! Babies will get so fussy and annoying.

Treatment:

  • Change baby’s diaper often.
  • Clean baby’s bottom with warm water when change diapers. But don’t use cleanser always. As using cleanser more times leads to dryness of the skin.
  • Don’t wear diaper in wet skin as it leads to irritate the skin.
  • Dry the skin with good cotton towel nicely and then wear diaper.
  • Maximum reduce the diaper time. Let the child be free.
  • Use diaper rash cream. But leave the affected area free with moving air.

My last top guide to the most common skin rashes in infants is,

Heat Rash:

What is a Heat Rash?

Heat Rash is a skin condition which looks like red patches, red bumps or pimples inflamed.

Causes:

As the name itself tells you. Its due to heat in the body of the baby or excess heat in the environment. Heat leads to sweat in baby’s body which naturally gets stuck in the skin pores. Summer is the most common Season where babies tends to get heat rash.

Will it be Painful? YESS it will be itchy, irritated and discomfort to the baby.

Treatment:

  • Keep the affected area clean and dry as wetness increases the rash.
  • Wear pure cotton clothing as it tends to circulate air to the baby’s skin.
  • Don’t wear diapers if heat rash is in Baby’s bottom, as pee tends to increase the rash.
  • Avoid Sun time. As Sun rays increases heat in the body.
  • Keep the Baby Cool and Hydrated by providing lots of water, fresh juice etc.
  • Use mild cleanser or soap. And use very little quantity. As using more harsh cleanser and in large quantity tends to dry the skin of babies and leads to increase the skin condition.

To know the detailed skin care tips during summer, check on to my blog post How To Take Of Kids In Summer.

Now its Your Turn

I hope you understood my Top Guide to the Most 4 Common Skin Rashes in Infants and their Treatments (That Work Fasts).

Now I want to hear from you.

Have You experienced any of this Skin Rashes on your baby? How did You overcome it?

Or Did you experienced Skin Rashes on your baby other than this 4 most common skin rashes which i have mentioned in this blog post?

Did any of the treatment mentioned in this blog post helped you overcome the Skin rash condition on your baby?

Let me know by leaving a quick comment.

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