We compiled a list of 9 FAQ about the causes and treatment of diaper rash that every new parent should know.
What is a diaper rash?
A diaper rash (aka diaper dermatitis) is an inflammation of the skin that often appears as a bright red path on your baby’s bottom. Diaper rashes are fairly common with 7-35% of our babies receiving some form of treatment typically during the first 12 months. Diaper rashes can also occur in adults suffering from urinary incontinence.
What causes a diaper rash?
There are several possible causes of diaper rash. Mild rashes can be caused by the drying effect of soaps or allergic reactions to cleaning products. Stool and urine can combine to make ammonia, causing a mild chemical burn. Uncleaned stool contains bacteria which can fester and case infections. The rash can also be contaminated by yeast cells causing further discomfort and skin damage.
What are common diaper rash treatments?
Common treatments include anti-fungal agents (e.g.Nystatin, Clotrimazole), and anti-inflammatory corticosteroids (e.g. Triamcinolone, Hydrocortisone, Betamethasone dipropionate) or a combination of both. Zinc oxide is also frequently found in diaper rash creams. Zinc oxide forms a moisture barrier theoretically keeping the area dry. However, zinc oxide when applied over a moist area also locks in that moisture risking further damage to yeast or fungal infections.
How does Adjuvia Diaper Rash Cream Work?
The active ingredient in Adjuvia Diaper Rash Cream is all-natural astaxanthin.
When applied topically, astaxanthin first acts as an anti-microbial agent, attacking and cleaning the site of any bacteria and yeast infection that may be present. Once the site is free of pathogens, the astaxanthin will move into skin acting as an anti-inflammatory and healing agent.
Astaxanthin is nature’s most powerful antioxidant. Our patented process extracts astaxanthin from non-gmo freshwater algae and improve its effectiveness by nano-sizing it and surrounding it with lipids and fatty acids that improves absorption into the skin.
When will I see results?
Signs of inflammation should diminish and disappear typically within one to two days of active use.
Is it safe for my child?
Yes. Astaxanthin is generally recognized as safe by the US FDA. All of our products are designed and manufactured under cGMP practices. Click here for a summary of the FDA status of all of the ingredients.
What can I do to help my infant avoid getting a diaper rash?
Preventing diaper rashes is the best approach. Keep the diaper area clean and dry. Change diapers frequently. Allow your infant to roam diaper free for a period of time , air drying the diaper area. Also avoid/limit using soaps that rapidly dry or contain allergens. Water and a soft cloth work wonders. Fragrance free baby wipes containing alcohol can also be used. You can also apply Adjuvia Diaper Rash Cream to the diaper area as a precautionary measure.
Can I use Adjuvia Diaper Rash Cream on other skin wounds?
Yes! In addition to diaper rash, you can use Adjuvia Diaper Rash cream on skin injuries, poison ivy, burns and other types of rashes.
What about the color?
Astaxanthin colors the cream orange. When applied to the skin, it will quickly be absorbed but until it does, it will stain cloth diapers, towels, clothing and pretty much anything else you can think of and is difficult to remove.
We recommend use with disposable diapers. Adults should wipe/clean their hands after applying the cream to the site or use disposable latex or nitrile gloves.