Diaper Rash Cure
Most diaper rashes are cured rather quickly with a little bit of home treatment and time. The key to effective treatment in most cases is to decrease exposure to the irritant (specifically urine and stool) and give the skin a chance to heal. This means keeping your child's bottom clean and dry.
Diaper rashes can usually be treated without seeing your healthcare provider. Successful treatment focuses on minimizing moisture, friction, and irritation to the affected area. This means more frequent diaper changes, diaper-free periods, and being gentle with the sensitive skin.
Call your child's healthcare provider if the rash does not improve after the basic treatment steps are taken and the rash looks like it just isn't getting better. It usually takes about three days to cure a diaper rash.
(Click Diaper Rash Treatment to learn more about various diaper rash cures, to find out what medicated creams or ointments can be used to speed up the healing process, and for information on when your child's rash may require medical attention.)