Burns in an infant - how to treat and prevent?

Burns in an infant - how to treat and prevent?

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A baby's burns can appear regardless of the season. However, most often they occur in late spring and summer, when the air temperature rises quickly and the skin sweats faster.

When it comes to rubbing two surfaces of wet skin or one of them with clothing (diaper) can easily lead to irritation and burns. In infants and young children who are not lacking skin folds (warm and humid) burns may occur on the neck, under the shoulder, in the groin and between the buttocks. Another factor that promotes chafing is skin contact with urine, therefore, baby sore skin most often occurs on the skin under the diaper.

How to deal with chafes? How to prevent them?

Baby sore - why do they happen so often?

Infant burns are a big problem with many causes. First of all, the skin of the youngest children is particularly delicate and vulnerable to damage. The hydrolipid coat on the skin of the youngest is very thin and susceptible to damage. Particularly sensitive in this respect are places where the skin is naturally thinner - in the armpits, groin, diaper area.

Burns and allergies

Burns are very common for children with particularly sensitive skin, for example, allergies, AD, and eczema. Often, the cause is hypersensitivity or poor tolerance of cosmetic ingredients, allergy to washing powders used. Sometimes, chafing is the result of poor tolerance of used diapers (note! Diapers can be allergic even after several months of use).

How to treat a baby's burns? Cleansing, weathering and oiling

Moisture promotes chafing. Both caused by excessive sweating and related to contact with urine, or actually ammonia. For this reason, it is so important:

  • frequent change of diapers (especially during the period of infection, high temperature, teething, when it is particularly easy to get sore)
  • airing scalded areas,
  • caring for sensitive baby skin: washing it with water (it is best to limit the frequency of using wet wipes that can irritate delicate skin), thoroughly drying and spreading with greasy cream. Optimal lubrication protects against irritation. A sparingly used backfill also works well, which allows you to reduce the problem of excessive moisture in warm places on the child's body.

Read old and new ways for babies to burn - what's better: a starch bath or a modern cream?

And you, what do you recommend for baby sore burns?