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When your baby develops a diaper rash, it can be really painful and frustrating for them. As a mother, this is definitely something you want to avoid. In this week’s episode of Questions to the Point, Dr. Gehan Samy discusses how to prevent and treat your newborn’s diaper rash.
Panthenol, also known as vitamin B-5 is a chemical substance made from pantothenic acid. It can be produced from both plant and animal sources making it an organic substance that is not only healthy for the skin but also safe for babies.
Because of its anti-irritating and moisturizing properties, it is used in cosmetics as a softening, soothing and moisturizing agent. This makes it a great tool to be used in treating your baby’s diaper rash.
How to choose your diaper rash ointment
When choosing your panthenol ointment diaper rash, choose one with all-natural ingredients that can not only protect your child from developing a diaper rash but also moisturizes.
You should also avoid using products that are hard on your newborn‘s skin and can cause irritation or dryness such as paraffin oil and silicon. In the video about, you’ll find recommendations of which is the best diaper rash ointment for your child.
How to prevent your newborn’s diaper rash
According to Dr. Gehan Samy, with every diaper change, you should do the following:
- Dry your baby well after cleaning their diaper
- Apply a layer of panthenol diaper rash ointment
What to treat your newborn’s diaper rash
In the above video, Dr. Samy explains the circumstances that may lead to your baby developing a rash and gives tips on how to treat it. While preventing a diaper rash comes by using panthenol diaper rash ointment, you’ll find a diaper rash cream specifically used to help treat an already existing rash, redness or irritation.
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