Preventing Diaper Rashes while Wearing Depends – A person who suffers from incontinence have more to worry about other than just a leak: skin irritation and infections can plague users of adult diapers and adult pull-ups. A lack of air flow, damp conditions, and especially stale urine or stool causes the skin to break down and causes painful and dangerous diaper rash, sores, and yeast infection Diaper users, whether adult or child, need to be changed often to prevent diaper rashes and sores.
Sitting in a soiled diaper for hours and hours simply cannot be good for your skin, no matter how thick or absorbent the diaper is. Disposable adult diapers come in a variety of sizes, absorbencies, and styles.
You may think a regular bar of soap and water should clean the area, but that can actually dry the skin, causing it to break and become even more sensitive. To help prevent these skin conditions, make sure to keep the perineal area clean. Use a soft, rinse-free disposable washcloth, like the Prevail Washcloths, to help clean the area with each diaper change.
Let’s Discuss Prevention of Baby Diaper & Adult Diaper Rash
Causes Diaper Rash
urine and stool are pressed against the skin, they break down its protective barrier, resulting in an angry-looking rash. Few irritation diaper rashes advance to yeast infections; yeast thrives in warm, moist, dark environments. Fortunately, a diaper rash is usually simple to prevent and treat.
Maintain Proper Hygiene
Maintain proper hygiene by cleaning the genitals and the area covered by the diapers with warm water or healing cleanser and use a mild soap only if required, let the skin dry properly before putting on the diaper.
Change Diaper Timely
Change Baby’s diaper often eight to 10 times a day is normal. It helps a lot to prevent baby from diaper rashes. Remember to keep up with frequent changes & properly cleanse and dry the skin. This may mean an extra change in the night. These steps reduce MOISTURE n the adult pull-ups or diapers.
Wash Diaper Area
Thoroughly clean and air-dry the diaper area at each changing. Sometimes sitting Baby in a few inches of lukewarm water does the best job. Firstly clean the diaper area with pure water or a healing cleanser and a soft cloth. Pat dry and if possible don’t put the adult pull-ups or diapers right back on the patient.
Rather, allow for some “air time” to decrease MOISTURE and take advantage of the healing benefits of air. Putting an underpad, under the patient while getting “air time” can keep this process from getting too messy. Used blow dryer cautiously on a very low setting can assist with an even more thorough drying.
Make sure that diapers aren’t fastened too tightly and choose carefully and you should know which size will more comfortable for baby and adult.
Moisturize and Powder
Moisturize is very important for skin, epically for diaper area, Use a barrier cream on the bottom to protect skin from urine and stool. Protection from diaper rash is not just found in the incontinence product that is used.
People with incontinence and caregivers can take proactive steps to make sure that the chances of diaper rash are reduced by using skin Moisturizer and talcum power to protect the skin. There is a wide range of formulations of Moisturize that can ensure to protect sensitive skin that is exposed to urinary and fecal matter.
Many people also find that using talcum powder can help to keep the skin dry and provide a protective barrier, as well. Think of these three steps to effective skin care: Cleanse Moisturize and Protect.
Allows the skin to air out by not wearing a diaper for some time. Expose Baby’s bare bottom to air for some naked time whenever you can. “air time” to decrease MOISTURE and take advantage of the healing benefits of air.
Putting an underpaid, under the while getting “air time” can keep this process from getting too messy. A blow dryer used cautiously on a very low setting can assist with an even more thorough drying.