It is already bad enough that you are incontinent and diaper dependent as a result. But when diaper rash occurs, it compounds the misery. You may feel perplexed, as there is not much information concerning how to treat a diaper rash for an adult. Such things can never even be discussed as widely and as easily as it can with a baby’s diaper rash. So, to save you the embarrassment of having to bring it up to anyone and to answer all the confusing questions that are probably running through your mind right now, I’ll give you some pointers based on my personal experience.
First things first, you’ll want to make sure you get a diaper rash cream that is of good quality. Personally, I’d forgo the use of Butt Paste, A&D ointment, and the ones that are typically used and go for the good stuff. Triple Paste is one that I prefer to use, and it has awesome ratings on consumer websites. Parents who have used this diaper rash cream have reported fast healing. The stuff works so well that you’ll only need to use it a few times, and the diaper rash is completely healed. And upon application, it numbs the pain. This cream can be purchased at your local drug store, usually. I say usually because sometimes, they will not have it in stock. When this is the case, you can talk to the pharmacy, and it can be ordered for you. If you want to purchase it in larger quantities, you can go online at www.diapers.com While Triple Paste is a bit costly, it is really worth it. A price cannot be put on your health and comfort.
Secondly, make sure the diaper area is thoroughly dried at each diaper change. After using the wipes, very lightly pat the area dry with a towel. Moisture only prolongs the diaper rash; hence the importance of making sure the diaper area is completely dry.
Third, you could sit in a baking soda bath. What should be done is to fill the bathtub with water, pour in a half a cup of baking soda, and sit in the bath for around thirty minutes. This, too, helps with the inflammation and pain that is caused by the diaper rash. There was one time I did not have any diaper rash cream on hand, and I was not going to be able to get any for a couple of days until money came in. So, I had no other choice but to sit in a baking soda bath, and this alone really helped in healing the rash, though, having the cream would have done the job much quicker.
Now I will tell you that if you have taken all of the steps outlined above, and the rash still persists, it would be a good idea for you to contact your health professional. It could be a possibility that you have a yeast infection present, which happens to diaper wearers at times due to moist environments caused by the diapers. Or, there could be another skin problem present. Diaper rashes should take no more than three days to heal when treated properly.
If you are ever faced with diaper rash, just know that these strategies work quite well at treating diaper rash in an adult. Never again do you have to search all over for the answers or feel embarrassed about asking them, because they are all here.