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Self-help: Managing nappy rash

Nappy rash can usually be managed successfully using the measures described here, which also help to prevent recurrence.

Managing nappy rash
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  • Change your baby's nappies often to prevent skin irritation.
  • When changing nappies, clean the nappy area gently with water and allow it to dry thoroughly.
  • Use a barrier cream, such as zinc and castor oil cream.
  • Avoid perfumed skin products.
  • Leave your baby without a nappy as much as possible.
  • Wash fabric nappies with a nonbiological washing powder and rinse them thoroughly.
  • Use absorbent nappy liners with fabric nappies.

Posted 04.05.2011

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