When the weather is hot, the baby's little butt may turn red. As soon as the diaper for newborn is opened, the bright red butt is in front of him. Also known as "diaper rash," red buttocks are thought to be caused by urine irritating your baby's skin.
In fact, to be precise, if it is just urine, it will not cause red buttocks. It requires the joint action of three conditions, that is, "hot flashes" + "mixed urine and feces" + "long time". So that's a good explanation for why sometimes your baby's butt is fine and sometimes it is.
First of all, the baby's basal metabolism is relatively high, and once the surrounding environment exceeds 26 °C, it is easy to sweat. In this way, within the range of the diaper package, a relatively hot flush environment is formed.
In fact, no matter whether you use a newborn diaper or a diaper, as long as you don't change it in time, it will cause red buttocks.
What we commonly call the red buttocks scientific name is diaper rash, buttock redness is a mild manifestation of diaper rash, if not treated in time, it may be secondary to fungal infection, manifested as blisters, or even ulceration and purulence.
Except for a few allergies, the direct cause of dry safe pull ups is that the little butt is in a humid, hot, bacteria-infested environment for a long time, and the skin is infected, regardless of which form of diaper is worn.
So, with such a ball of "wet cotton" in diapers, is it really uncomfortable for the baby?
The "connotation" of baby diapers is not the material similar to cotton that many people imagine, but there are many super absorbent polymer materials.
A small experiment to see the power of this polymer material.
Cut open the diaper, shake it and find that there is a lot of white powder inside, these powders are polymer materials with strong water absorption.
Collect the white powder and put it in a container. Pour water into the container, and then it's time to witness the miracle.
These little powders, which absorbed all the water, turned into snowflakes. Turn the container upside down and it becomes a "snowball".
That's the answer to baby diapers that are absorbent and don't reverse osmosis.
After the baby defecates, urine and feces are mixed. If it is not detected in time, the PH value of the skin will rise over time, and the barrier function will be damaged, which will cause diaper rash.
Therefore, a baby who does not change diapers for a long time, or has diarrhea, has a significantly increased chance of red buttocks.
In hot summer, babies are prone to red buttocks. In fact, if you master the essentials of nursing and treatment, it is not difficult to solve the problem of red buttocks.
If the rash has not broken, you can use weak hormone ointment to thinly apply to the affected area, and then apply a layer of medicinal zinc oxide ointment twice a day. After cleaning your butt, leave it in a dry, not wet, state. It usually takes two or three days to recover.
If the rash is severe and there is ulceration, you can first use gauze dipped in berberine water (1 piece of berberine + 200ml of cool boiled water) to wet compress, after about ten minutes of wet compress, apply antibiotic ointment on the ulcerated area, and finally add a layer of medicinal zinc oxide ointment.
If the parents cannot judge whether the rash has ruptured, or cannot distinguish the specific boundaries of the ruptured area, and do not know how to apply it, they can also use weak hormone ointment + antibiotic ointment in a ratio of 1:1 and apply it to the large affected area. Twice a day, basically in three days or so, it will get better.
But it should be noted that for the drugs mentioned here, parents are best to consult a dermatologist or pediatrician first, and the doctor will give a prescription.
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