What are the causes of nappy rash?
Rubbing and compression also have an impact: excessively tight or badly fitting nappies can create zones of friction that can favour nappy rash.
Some chemical substances contained in certain washing detergents or skin cleansing and care products for infants can also be irritant and even allergenic. I recommend my patients to opt for hypoallergenic washing detergents that guarantee good tolerance for babies. The same applies to creams and lotions.
Finally, the use of certain antibiotics can sometimes disturb the normal balance of good bacteria that help to control proliferation of certain organisms like yeasts.
What are the risks linked to nappy rash?
What are the right prevention steps to be recommended to parents?
Frequent nappy changes to reduce maceration time and contact with urine and stools.
And even when the child does not have nappy rash, the application of a barrier cream enriched with anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agents is an excellent prevention gesture.