How to Treat and Prevent Diaper Rashes in Adults
Diaper rashes in adults are a condition that causes mild to severe rashes around the diaper area due to a number of factors such as fungal or bacterial infections, incontinence, irregular washing, or even allergic reactions. Diaper rashes can be uncomfortable and embarrassing but they shouldn’t be neglected.
If you have an adult who wears a Diaper, it’s very important to pay attention to them and listen to their problems. Even a small gesture or sign can be indicative of them suffering from diaper rashes.
Diaper rashes can be troublesome but if left untreated, they can cause a bigger issue.
Here are a few things you can do if you have Adult Diaper Rashes or you know somebody who has it:
Wash the Diaper-prone area several times a day:
Diaper rashes can occur due to poor genital hygiene or Incontinence (The inability to control urine or stool). This can then result in rashes. The best way to prevent them from happening is to wash the area near the diaper regularly.
Additionally, you can also wash the area with mild soap or lukewarm water.
Be considerate and gentle with your loved one:
Our loved ones don't fully express the pain that comes along with rashes but it's important to know that it can be intense and sometimes unbearable..
During these times, being a little considerate and kind can be of great help. We can also be gentle with them while changing their diapers. Changing diapers with haste when they have rashes can make them more severe.
Rinse the soap off after bathing:
Soaps can be good for the body unless they aren’t properly rinsed off. Soaps can have some really harsh chemicals which can irritate the skin. This irritation can cause rashes. So washing the soap off thoroughly after bathing is one way you can prevent rashes from happening. Also, using mild soap can make a huge difference. Mild soaps are more gentle on the skin and can also cause lesser skin irritation.
Change diapers or briefs if they become wet:
One of the major causes of Diaper Rashes is Incontinence. Incontinence usually happens when one’s body is unable to control the urge to urinate. If the diaper or pad is wet due to urination, the protective barrier created by your skin gets damaged. Certain chemicals from the urine can cause rashes when exposed to the skin. To prevent incontinence from happening, changing diapers regularly is key.
Refrain from constant itching and rubbing:
If you or someone you know already has a rash, itching, or rubbing it can make the rashes worse or more severe. Even if there’s an urge to scratch the rash, one needs to refrain from it.
Keep the skin dry:
One of the most basic things you can do to prevent rashes is to keep the skin dry at all times. Moist skin or accumulation of moisture can be one of the leading factors of rashes near the groin area. Keeping the skin dry can ward off rashes.
Improve the airflow:
Sometimes wearing briefs, pants, or undergarments which are air-tight can make it very difficult for the skin to breathe which can cause rashes. You can increase the airflow by wearing comfortable and loose undergarments, thereby making it easy for the skin to breathe.
Apply Soreze Adult Diaper Rash Gel:
Applying Soreze Adult Diaper Rash Gel at least 2-3 times a day or before every diaper change can not only prevent rashes from occurring but can also treat them.
It forms a protective, water-repellent barrier on the skin, thereby lowering friction and preventing rashes by inhibiting direct contact of skin with diapers or urine and stool. Soreze Adult Diaper Rash Gel has antibacterial, antifungal, and soothing effects on the skin. While Calendula Oil in Soreze Adult Diaper Rash Gel promotes wound healing and has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, Lavender Oil provides antibacterial and antifungal action. Soreze Adult Diaper Rash Gel also consists of Patchouli Oil which has excellent soothing and healing properties, and Calamine powder which acts as a skin protectant and reduces redness and inflammation. It also has Vitamin E extracts which act as antioxidants and skin conditioning agents.