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Treating baby skin conditions

Dolans Medical Hall, Moate offers some advice on treating baby skin conditions.

Dealing with nappy rash

Nappy rash is a spotty, red inflammation of the baby’s bottom which is painful and itchy. In mild nappy rash, there will be a pink rash, usually made up of small spots, or blotches. Symptoms of severe nappy rash include pain, bright red spots, dry, cracked and broken skin, swelling, ulcers, and blisters on the skin. In severe cases, the rash will cover more than 10 per cent of the nappy area, and may spread down the legs, or up to the tummy. General advice includes:

Whelehans Nappy Rash Cream

Whelehans Nappy Rash Cream has been developed to treat and prevent nappy rash and minor skin irritations. It is based on the skin protector zinc oxide and the natural emollient castor oil. It was formulated using the expertise of skincare specialists and the Whelehans pharmacist. Their traditional formula soothes, moisturises, and heals sensitive and irritated skin.

Free child health guide

A simple guide called Common Ailments in Babies and Young Children, launched today by the Irish Pharmacy Union, gives a snapshot of the most common illnesses that children get and what parents can do to treat their child. It also gives advice on how to administer medicines safely to children. The guide is available free in pharmacies nationwide.

Reusable cloth nappies — a cheaper option

Nappies are a huge expense. They are a necessity for parents, so we often take the cost for granted, and because we get used to buying them on a weekly basis, the overall cost is probably never considered. But when you consider that one baby will need upwards of 6,000 nappies over a two-year period, it certainly adds up.

 

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