Skin disease is the most common disease that occurs in anyone, including infants and children. It is even said that babies have a greater risk of skin diseases than adults. This skin disease occurs in infants or children who have sensitive skin due to the use of diapers and many other factors.
Skin problems in babies sometimes make parents feel restless and worried. Remember, this skin problem can last for a long time until they are adults. Moreover, this skin problem can appear in a newborn. One of the skin diseases that are subscribed to by infants and children is diaper rash or diaper dermatitis.
According to dr. Jeanne Laurensie Sihombing, Sp.A, a pediatrician who practices at St. Carolus Hospital. Carolus, diaper dermatitis is an inflammatory reaction or inflammation of the skin in the perianal and perianal areas or the diaper area. This diaper rash occurs due to irritation of the skin, where the cause is an increase in humidity in the area covered by the diaper—too long contact between the skin with urine or feces.
"In addition to diapers, irritation of the baby's skin can also be caused by fungal or bacterial infections," explained dr. Jeanne on a talk show themed “Parenting Hack: How To Deal with Baby Skin Problem” at MB Fair Jakarta 2 on Sunday, October 16, 2022.
Parents need to know that diaper rash usually occurs in the groin, buttocks, and areas covered with diapers. The risk of diaper rash can also increase due to several factors such as the following:
- baby age
- Food (gut microbiota)
- Frequency of diaper changes
These factors can increase the humidity of the diaper when the diaper collects the baby's urine or feces. Plus for babies who have moved a lot so the risk of friction is very high. Not to mention if your little one is able to sit up, then the diaper that has been holding the liquid can seep and the liquid is absorbed back to the surface. If your little one's skin becomes moist, it can trigger irritation, diaper rash, and even fatal skin damage.
How to Overcome Diaper Rash, a Subscribed Skin Disease in Babies
After knowing what the causes of diaper rash are, the next step that parents must know is how to deal with diaper rash so as not to panic when dealing with it. Dr. Jeanne advises parents to pay extra attention to the following points:
Keeping your little one's skin clean
important to keep your little one's skin clean to avoid various skin diseases, especially diaper rash. For that, make it a habit to always clean the diaper area before and after using diapers. Clean properly urine and feces that stick to the skin. Do it gently, do not use soap with a high pH and dry.
Use wet wipes
Actually, the use of wet wipes is still controversial, there are some parents who use wet wipes to clean the diaper area, but there are also those who don't because of the content in the wet wipes. Dr. Jeanne reminded if parents want to use wet wipes, make sure they don't contain fragrances, alcohol, and ingredients that harm the little one's skin.
Using a diaper rash cream
One of the steps to prevent diaper rash can be done by using a diaper rash cream. This cream can be used before your baby uses diapers to maintain, protect and improve the skin barrier function to prevent skin diseases.
Routinely changing diapers
Now, this part is usually parents often forget and let their little ones use diapers that contain liquid for too long. dr. Jeanne advised parents to regularly change diapers at least every 3-4 hours. Even if the baby's diaper is not fully filled, the diaper must still be changed so as not to make the baby's skin moist and prolonged contact with liquids.
Choose Diapers that Have High Absorbency and Use the Core of the SAP Structure
On the same occasion, Novita Utomo, Product Manager of MAKUKU Indonesia, conveyed how the newest MAKUKU SAP Diapers Pro Care diaper is effective in reducing diaper rash. MAKUKU SAP Diapers Pro Care uses advanced new technology, the core structure of SAP or Super Absorbent Polymer.
With the core structure of SAP, MAKUKU has the advantage of luxurious softness so MAKUKU SAP Diapers Pro Care is the softest diaper compared to other diapers. This baby diaper also has 4 layers of SAP core which is able to lock liquids, absorb quickly and evenly and prevent leakage. MAKUKU SAP Diapers Pro Care is getting ahead in its class because it has the first bubble belt feature in Indonesia. This bubble belt feature is a bubble-like design found at the waist of the diaper. So parents don't have to worry anymore about the rubber diaper leaving red marks on the baby's waist.
So, for parents who are confused about finding diapers that have full features and are suitable for their little ones, you can switch to MAKUKU SAP Diapers Pro Care. If it turns out that when using the diaper your little one doesn't fit, don't be discouraged. Because MAKUKU has a "Not Suitable, Money Back" warranty program. Takut Ruam Popok, Pakai MAKUKU! (Aq/MKK)