Adult Diaper Rashes: Causes, Treatments & Prevention
Rashes are unnerving. If you’ve ever experienced rashes due to allergic reactions or any other reason, you’d be very well-versed with the pain and discomfort that they bring along. When we think of the term “diaper rashes”, we generally associate it with babies. However, adults too can be victims of diaper rashes.
Adult Diaper Rashes usually tend to appear near the groin area, buttocks, and thighs and can also extend to the hips.
Some of the symptoms of Adult Diaper Rashes include:
Redness near the diaper area
Constant urge to itch or rub
Dry or peeling skin
Small bumps or swelling in the affected area
Before we get to the treatment of Adult Diaper Rashes, let’s first understand their causes.
Causes of diaper rashes in adults:
Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD):
Incontinence refers to the body’s inability to control the release of urine or stool. IAD occurs when the protective barrier of the skin is damaged. Incontinence Associated Dermatitis happens when chemicals from the urine or stool cause the skin to develop rashes. IAD can be seen through redness near the diaper area, patches of inflammation, burning or itchiness, and also pain or tenderness.
Bacterial or yeast infections:
When fungi or bacteria or fungi get into the skin, they create yeast or bacterial infections which can result in rashes.
Wearing a diaper can be a calling for allergic reactions which can lead to diaper rashes in adults. Some adult diapers or pads are made with materials and perfumes that can cause allergic reactions.
Irregular/ Improper Washing:
Not washing the groin area regularly can lead to rashes.
Prevention & Treatment of diaper rashes in adults:
We’ve all heard the saying “Precaution is better than cure.” Adult Diaper Rash Gel not only treats adult diaper rashes but also prevents them. The best treatment for diaper rash is to keep the affected diaper skin as clean and dry as possible. Diaper rashes usually require several days to improve, and the rash may come back repeatedly. Generally, a diaper rash can be treated successfully at home with few correct practices. But if the inflammation persists, seeing a dermatologist is recommended.
With a unique and exclusive Silicone-based technology, Adult Diaper Rash Gel forms a protective, water-repellent barrier on the skin, thereby lowering friction and preventing rashes. Soreze Adult Diaper Rash Gel has antibacterial, antifungal, and soothing effects on the skin. It is derived from essential oils of lavender, patchouli, and calendula that have antibacterial and antifungal properties. They also have excellent soothing and healing properties that can help treat rashes quicker. Soreze Adult Diaper Rash Gel also consists of calamine powder which acts as a sturdy skin protectant and reduces redness and inflammation. Vitamin E extracts act as antioxidants and skin conditioning agents, giving the skin a smooth texture.
Apply Soreze Adult Diaper Rash Gel 2-3 times a day or every time you change the adult diaper on areas of skin that are prone to accumulation of moisture such as the groin, perianal area, under the folds of skin, etc.
Here are a few basic steps to prevent diaper rashes in adults:
Clean the area around the diaper with a soft cloth, mild soap, or warm water.
Allow the diaper area to dry thoroughly after washing.
Apply Adult Diaper Rash Gel to a rashes-prone area.
For our elders, diaper rash as a condition can be very uncomfortable, agonizing, and embarrassing.
They may not express the pain in its entirety but it all boils down to the fact that they often suffer in silence. This can, in turn, cause a ripple effect and lead to a worsening of the rashes. Hence it becomes very important to let our loved ones know that we care for them. We can do this by being gentle, and kind and making them feel comfortable at all times. We should also not ignore their concerns. A little effort goes a long way in preventing a calamity. The same goes for Adult Diaper Rashes. Every small step made to prevent and treat diaper rashes can be very beneficial to the ones we care about.