However, there are rashes that persist and may seem untreatable by any diaper rash remedy you try at home. Soon you begin to wonder whether or not you should bring your baby to your family physician.
Diaper rash is often no cause for alarm unless you observe certain symptoms that may include the following:
- Your baby is in his first six (6) weeks of life. Newborn babies are fragile and sensitive. Having an experienced physician look after his or her health in the first few weeks of his life may be the best decision you could ever make.
- When blisters, pimples or small ulcers form. This may mean that an infection has developed and medications may be necessary.
- When your baby has a fever. With or without rashes, it is best to consult a doctor when your baby has a fever.
- When your baby is not eating well or loses weight. This means that something may be wrong and it may be related to the persistence of the diaper rash. Sometimes, your doctor may recommend some changes in your diet if you are breastfeeding, or changes in your baby’s diet.
- When the rashes spread to other parts of the body such as arms, face, scalp and chest. There many different types of rashes. Consulting your doctor will help identify which type of rash your baby is having and proper treatment can be applied.
Freelance Contributor: Hazel Zanoria