Using Aloe for Diaper Rash
Diaper rashes are common but that does not make them fun for the infant or the parent that is on the other end of the uncomfortable infant. Diaper rashes can be caused by milk if your infant is allergic to milk, has a lactose intolerance or a milk intolerance. A skin irritation that occurs on the infant’s bottom from soggy wet diapers or sitting in a diaper that has an excessive stool for an extended period of time. When infants’ diapers are not changed in a timely fashion, a diaper rash may occur, which will cause extreme discomfort for the infant.
Treatment is available for diaper rash and to know which treatment is best for your infant, you will need to contact their pediatrician. Each treatment is related to a specific diagnosis. If the diaper rash is caused by your infant’s milk allergy or milk intolerance, dairy-free options may be offered to you by the pediatrician. If the cause is due to a lactose intolerance, you may be asked to add an enzyme to the infant’s bottle before they drink it. Home remedies include making sure your infant has a dry diaper, change all diapers sooner rather than later, apply cream to the infant’s bottom or you can also apply aloe vera to the infant’s bottom.
The Power of Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is a lifesaver for most skin irritations. Aloe is packed with an anti-inflammatory agent called B-Sitosterol, properties that ward off infections and Vitamin E that is kind to the skin. Aloe Vera is a great multitasker and provides relief pretty quickly as soon as applied to the skin. The reason for the rash occurring does not matter for Aloe Vera, it will do its job regardless. This phenomenal plant can even stop diaper rash from reoccurring, now what infants and parents could argue with that?
Aloe Vera could be added to your diaper changing routine and you may not want to ever go back to life before that. Applying the purest form of Aloe Vera gel to the infant’s bottom a few times a day, making sure the infant’s bottom is completely dried before applying again. Since the Aloe plant is 96% water it allows the skin to breathe once it’s applied to the irritated area while also reducing pain and any inflammation. You can make your very own Aloe Vera baby wipes to have on hand to rectify the diaper rash and they are cheaper than store brand baby wipes.
Although your infant may experience diaper rashes for a number of different reasons. Aloe vera has been proven to provide much needed relief.