“What is nappy rash?”
Nappy rash is a common skin disorder in infancy.
“What are the symptoms of nappy rash?”
In its mildest form, the skin will be moist with a red, slightly rough and angry appearance. Nappy rash can also cause burning and itching that can result in restlessness, irritability and sleep interruptions.
“What Causes Nappy rash?”
Nappy Rash is caused by prolonged contact with urine and faeces, along with chaffing and heat
“How do I treat Nappy rash?”
Nappy rash is a form of contact dermatitis and using a barrier cream as barrier protection is a good first step Zinc Oxide is an excellent treatment and protectant. The Nappy rash should respond within 24 hours and if it does not clear within 3 days, this implies a non-responding secondary bacterial or fungal infection, and healthcare professional