Your baby can get a rash easily because babies have very delicate skin and a developing immune system. A baby can get different kinds of rashes which can affect different parts of the baby's body. Most rashes can be treated easily at home. It can also cause irritation and can make your baby fussy.
What can cause a baby rash?
Due to the sensitive skin, a baby can get a rash due to several reasons. Some common causes of rashes in babies are:
Rashes can affect any part of the baby's body- face, neck, arms, diaper area, skin folds, feet, and hands.
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Types of baby rash
There are some common types of rashes which your baby might develop. It can be
Treatment for baby rash
You should treat your baby's rash immediately before it affects other body parts of the baby. Diaper rash is the most common rash which develops due to the excess moisture and warmth. Some of the best remedies for treating diaper rashes are:
Drool rash treatment
Drool rash is a common facial rash which happens due to droll irritates the skin around the mouth of the baby. In such a situation avoid using soap on the face and try to keep your baby's face dry as much as possible. Clean your baby's gently and do not use any fragranced lotion. Pacifier use or frequent face wiping can worsen the condition.
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How to prevent a baby rash
A rash can develop anytime. There are some precautions which you can take to prevent any possible development of the rash.
When to visit a doctor?
A normal rash can be treated easily at home. But if the rash does not go away easily, you should visit your doctor immediately.
Simple rashes can be an indicator of a serious illness. So, do not ignore these warning signs and protect your baby from any possible illness.
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