Diaper Rash Care & Home Remedies

Chemo Treatments and all of the medicine that patients get Pre Bone Marrow Transplant are so harsh. The diaper rash can be almost unbearable for a child. I hope this information may be helpful to other patients going thru HLH treatments or Cancer treatments. 

A list of home remedies for the topic Diaper Rash Never use any home remedy or other self treatment without being advised to do so by a physician.

  • When Liam’s got bad, we used water only with Viva Paper Towels (they are very soft) to pat only (no rubbing) to clean his bum.
  • At one point Liam was in so much pain that the only thing that help, was putting his naked bum in front of a fan. It really did help.
  • Lots of AIR time too.
  • The doctors also prescribed rash cream that had pain reliever in it.
  • We also read about and tried Breast Milk. Here is the info on Breast Milk for Diaper Rash. Breast milk can heal a diaper rash as well as any rash cream on the market. Even better, there is no risk of allergic reaction to make the rash worse. Simply rub in a few drops of breast milk on the affected area as often as needed, and allow to air-dry before putting a diaper back on.
  • One more tip we received from a friend, her oldest sister, who is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, suggests lightly burning cornstarch and patting that on the diaper rash. You burn the cornstarch in frying pan until it is a golden brown color.
  • Do not use Cornstarch if it is a yeast diaper rash, It can make the rash worse.
  • We were also told by one the Oncology nurses that some patient have had good results with Bag Balm.

Check with your doctor to make sure none of these tips would conflict with the patients care.

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Diaper rash

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Source: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000964.htm

Exams and Tests

Yeast or Candida-related diaper rashes often can be diagnosed by the appearance alone. The KOH test can confirm a Candida diagnosis.

Treatment

The best treatment for a diaper rash is to keep the diaper area clean and dry. This will also help prevent new diaper rashes.

  • Always wash your hands after changing a diaper
  • Ask your doctor if a diaper rash cream would be helpful. Zinc oxide or petroleum jelly-based products help keep moisture away from baby’s skin when applied to completely clean, dry skin
  • Avoid using wipes that have alcohol or perfume. They may dry out or irritate the skin more
  • Do NOT use corn starch on your baby’s bottom. It can make a yeast diaper rash worse
  • Do NOT use talc (talcum powder). It can get into your baby’s lungs
  • Change your baby’s diaper often, and as soon as possible after the baby urinates or passes stool
  • Lay your baby on a towel without a diaper on whenever possible. The more time the baby can be kept out of a diaper, the better
  • Pat the area dry or allow to air-dry
  • Put diapers on loosely. Diapers that are too tight don’t allow enough air and may rub and irritate the baby’s waist or thighs
  • Use water and a soft cloth or cotton ball to gently clean the diaper area with every diaper change. Avoid rubbing or scrubbin the area. A squirt bottle of water may be used for sensitive areas
  • Using highly absorbent diapers helps keep the skin dry and reduces the chance of getting an infection

If you use cloth diapers:

  • Avoid plastic or rubber pants over the diaper. They do not allow enough air to pass through
  • Do NOT use fabric softeners or dryer sheets. They may make the rash worse
  • When washing cloth diapers, rinse 2 or 3 times to remove all soap if your child already has a rash or has had one before

MEDICATIONS:

Topical antifungal skin creams and ointments will clear up infections caused by yeast. Nystatin, miconazole, clotrimazole, and ketaconazole are common ones.

Sometimes a mild, topical corticosteroid cream may be used. Talk to your doctor before trying this on your baby.

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10 Great Ways to Use Breastmilk (other Than Feeding Your Child)

SOURCE: http://voices.yahoo.com/10-great-ways-breastmilk-other-than-feeding-231786.html
 

Breastmilk is, without a doubt, the perfect infant nutrition. But its usefulness is not limited to babies. People of all ages can benefit from the healing properties of breastmilk. From cuts and scrapes to major illness and surgery, breastmilk can be used to boost immunities, fight infections, and soothe skin. Here are just a few of the ways that breastmilk can be used to soothe and heal.

Diaper rash
Breastmilk can heal a diaper rash as well as any rash cream on the market. Even better, there is no risk of allergic reaction to make the rash worse. Simply rub in a few drops of breastmilk on the affected area as often as needed, and allow to air-dry before putting a diaper back on.

Dry, cracked nipples
Nursing mothers often experience dry, cracked nipples, especially in the first few weeks of nursing. Lanolin is often recommended in this instance, but breastmilk works better. To heal and soothe, simply rub a drop or two of breastmilk into the nipple immediately after nursing and allow to air-dry.

Sinus, ear, and eye infections
If you or your child has a sinus, ear, or eye infection, a few drops of breastmilk will work wonders in clearing it up. Breastmilk has natural antibodies which kill infection without the harmful side effects of synthetic antibiotics, and can be administered as often as necessary without risk of overdose.

Makeup removal
Breastmilk can be used in place of cold cream to remove makeup and soften skin. Simply rub onto skin and rinse clean.

Eczema and acne
Simply rub a few drops of breastmilk into the affected area and allow to air-dry. Repeat as often as necessary to soothe and heal. Breastmilk contains natural moisturizers that will keep skin supple, which speeds the healing process.

Mosquito bites, cuts, and scrapes
Breastmilk can help relieve the itch and heal bites faster and more naturally than commercial bite remedies. A few drops of breastmilk applied to a cut or scrape before bandaging can prevent infection and speed the healing process.

Sore throat
Breastmilk is wonderful for easing the pain of a sore throat. Babies can get relief every time they nurse, but for older children and adults, a cup of expressed breastmilk can have the same effect.

Chemo patients
Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment often have severe nausea after treatment. These patients can use breastmilk to calm their stomachs, help with digestion, and strengthen their weakened immune systems.

Burn patients
Burn victims can use breastmilk to help heal and protect their skin. The fat in breastmilk is an excellent skin soother and softener, and the antibodies help prevent infection.

Organ transplant patients
Patients who receive donor organs often use breastmilk to help fight infection after surgery. Organ donors can also benefit from the immunity-boosting properties of breastmilk while healing from their surgery.

These are only a few of the miraculous healing benefits of breastmilk. Who knew that our bodies could produce a substance with so much power? Breastmilk truly is liquid magic. For more information on the wonders of breastmilk, see the websites at the end of this article.

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