You’re changing your baby’s pajamas when you notice something. Red, itchy, and flaky bumps all over their butt. It looks painful, itchy, and panic sets in. You’re searching the internet on what it could be and how to cure it. There are pictures with babies with intense rashes and words like diaper rash, eczema, and psoriasis. The information is overwhelming and you’re confused about what to do. I’m here to help and give you the information from reliable sources in a simple way.
These bumps are most commonly referred to as a “diaper rash.” It is caused by moisture and irritation, especially when urine and feces are trapped for an extended period of time. There are a lot of conflicting sources regarding which ingredients are safe and effective to use on babies. I’m here to set the record straight. Let’s start with the common ones. In case you didn’t know antibiotics should not be given without a prescription especially if you aren’t aware of the type of diaper rash your baby has. Introducing new food is also not advised since you may be introducing allergens in their system that could worsen the situation. Baby wipes could irritate the skin due to the alcohol and perfume content. Cloth diapers are not recommended as they may not be fully cleaned in between use or washed with harsh laundry chemicals. Using baby powder and cornstarch can be inhaled and harm their lungs.
The most intense culprit is steroid cream, it is commonly used to relieve inflammation. Something to consider is that a baby’s skin is sensitive and thin that chemicals and bacteria can penetrate it causing an allergic reaction which can enter the bloodstream. When used for a long period of time and more than the recommended amount it can weaken the skin barrier and immune system. If your body gets too used to steroid cream it may stop producing the steroid hormones itself. Worst case scenario is that it can be fatal. Additional side effects may be red skin, spots, scarring and visible blood vessels, and skin becoming lighter in color. Intense redness, white patches, and oozing pus indicates infection. If this happens, take your baby to the doctor, and stop applying cream. You may be wondering why it is still used despite these side effects. It is effective in managing inflammation but is not a cure as it does not address the underlying cause.
Upon hearing this most parents consider all natural remedies, but are they effective? All natural means little to no side effects but it takes quite a bit of trial and error to figure out what would work for your baby. The natural alternatives that are commonly used are aloe vera gel, bentonite clay, breast milk, beeswax, apple cider vinegar, petroleum jelly, and virgin coconut oil. Although be warned that these methods aren’t regulated and fully researched by scientists. Caution is advised when using and should be stopped if the rash seems to worsen.
At this point I’m going to introduce a way to combine the effectiveness of steroid creams with the lack of side effects from natural remedies. We introduce AD Pro, a therapeutic probiotic serum made for the skin. It contains good bacteria that kills the bad bacteria that causes infection. It manages inflammation and restores the skin’s natural defense. Thus it is able to be an all natural alternative to steroid cream to avoid the said side effects. Safe for kids as it uses high quality ingredients with no steroids and no side effects.
AD Pro works using the natural strength of a probiotic that protects the skin’s barrier and controls the multiplication of harmful bacteria. It restores the skin’s natural ability to heal without the use of steroids and no adverse consequences. Make it easier for yourself and have the best of both worlds.