Diaper Rash Home Treatment: How to Use Cornstarch for Diaper Rash

Using cornstarch for diaper rash can help to reduce your baby’s discomfort.

 If your little one has been crying because of really bad flaking and itching, you can help. This method is an effective natural remedy and has been employed for generations when people have skin disorders. By reading this article, you will learn what causes diaper rash and how the treatment works to kill the bacteria that contribute to this condition. You will also get tips on how to use it effectively so that you get maximum results.


What is the Cause of Diaper Rash?

Diaper rash is a condition that affects children under the age of two. This type of chronic inflammation is caused by extended contact with damp fabrics, including diapers that rub against the pelvic area. This moist, closed environment further encourages the growth of harmful anaerobic bacteria. Whenever urine and feces are in direct contact with the skin for a long they over hydrate the flesh and introduce more bacteria. Feces also contain two enzymes that also irritate and damage the epidermis. Babies who are affected have itching, redness and chafing in the folds of skin that surround their genitals.

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What Makes a Treatment of Cornstarch for Diaper Rash Work?

Cornstarch is made by grinding corn into a fine powder. It is a highly absorbent substance and readily takes up oil and moisture. In fact, it is added to natural deodorants in order to dry up excess perspiration. These qualities make it ideal for treating nappy rash since it can keep dampness away from your little one. It can also keep your baby’s skin cool all throughout the day and this further inhibits the growth of bacteria.

Mothers who are breastfeeding have said that breast milk can be used to treat this rash and heal cracked skin. Learn more about the health benefits of giving your baby the most natural food.

Mothers also like utilizing cornstarch for diaper rash because it has the consistency of powder and does not rub the skin or cause further damage. Once you change your baby frequently in order to reduce the amount of time that their skin spends in contact with irritants, applying cornstarch for diaper rash will be effective. If feces and urine stay on the child’s pelvic area for a long period of time, the remedy will not work as well as it could if these conditions were met.

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  1. very informative :D

  2. I don’t do the Diaper thing cheers Sharifa

  3. Thanks :-)

  4. Cheers Matt ;-)

  5. thanks for this share.

  6. Good article. Cornstarch is a major ingredient of many baby powders. When we picked our younger daughter from an overseas orphanage, she had simply unbelievable, jaw-dropping diaper rash. The physician we took her to for the immigration health check suggested it was the result of “a problem with the care” at the orphanage. Frequent applications of zinc oxide ointment healed it up within a week. Regular application of baby powder and frequent diaper changes kept her from getting severe diaper rash ever again.

  7. Good one…

  8. You’re welcome Sabanawaz

  9. Thanks PSingh

  10. Thanks for sharing what worked with her Marqjonz.

  11. I use cornstarch myself for bug bites. Great article Sharifa :)

  12. useful share

  13. sounds like a pretty good got no babies though! thanks for the share anyway

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  15. Interesting. Didn’t know about this.

  16. Thanks for reading and sharing your comments Moses and Avissado.

  17. Fantastic article.

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