You don’t need to be a pediatrician or children’s wellness expert to accurately make the guess that most babies will develop at least one case of diaper rash during their infancy. It’s not a glaring sign of neglect or improper care; it’s simply a fact of life.
Are You Rash?
Diaper rash makes red, scaly patches on your baby’s skin that have a waxy appearance.
The most common causes for diaper rash include:
- Rubbing or chafing
- Diapers that have stayed on too long after being soiled
- Allergies to the actual diaper
- Development of a bacterial or yeast infection
Babies who are between nine and 12 months old are more susceptible to developing a diaper rash. So are babies who sleep in dirty diapers, have begun eating solid foods, have frequent bouts of diarrhea, or are ingesting antibiotics.
As you might imagine, diaper rash cream is one of the most commonly purchased items from the baby care aisle of the grocery store. And while they all basically promise the same results, how can you be sure that the mass-produced tube you’re about to squeeze is really your baby’s best remedy for diaper rash?
For babies with sensitive skin or allergies to some ingredients that are generally found in the typical, commercially marketed diaper rash cream, treating diaper rash may be more problematic than you might imagine. So what do you do? Fortunately, you have options other than what you’re seeing on the shelf. In fact, the best option for your baby may be as one-of-a-kind as they are, and a compounding pharmacy can offer you a diaper rash treatment that is safe, effective, and your sleep-deprived dream come true.
By compounding a medication, it can be altered into other forms and strengths than it would be on the commercial market. Because of this, compounded medications have great application in pediatric care, as many children are afraid of taking medications or need adjustments in the strength of their dosage. For a baby with unusually bad diaper rash, skin sensitivities, or certain allergies, a compounded diaper rash treatment can be altered to be safer for use and more effective.
A specialty pharmacy will be able to customize your baby’s diaper rash treatment into various forms including ointments, powders, and creams. Each treatment can be created to not only clear the infection and help skin heal, but also to include additional skin protectants that help prevent flare-ups and ingredients that are soothing to the skin.
Don’t make a rash decision about your baby’s care! Consult with the experts at Everwell Specialty Pharmacy and shop from our selection of health, wellness, and children’s care products today!