Diaper Rash is a very common condition that can cause the skin covered by a diaper to become sore, red, scaly, and tender. The rash usually occurs because the skin is irritated by soiled diapers that are left on for too long; friction from the diaper; or certain brands of detergent, soaps, or wipes on sensitive skin. The plastic that prevents diapers from leaking also prevents air circulation, thus creating a warm, moist environment where rashes (skin problems) and yeast (a fungus called Candida albicans) can thrive. A rash caused by yeast is usually red, slightly raised (rash bumps), and has small red dots extending beyond the main part of the rash. It often starts in the creases of skin and can spread to skin on the front and back.
Diaper rash usually can be cleared up by checking the diaper often and changing it as soon as it is wet or soiled. Amerigel® Barrier Lotion will help soothe skin irritation and shield the skin from moisture exposure. Amerigel® Barrier Lotion contains essential ingredients in its formulation which are superior to ordinary thick, messy, greasy zinc ointments which have to be rubbed off and further irritate the tender skin. The dimethicone in Amerigel® Barrier Lotion will shield the skin from damage due to exposure to excess moisture and feces (stool, bowel movement). Dimethicone also lubricates the skin to prevent friction from the diaper or skin rubbing against skin. Amerigel® Barrier Lotion also contains lemon oil (citric acid) to provide a light, fresh, clean citrus scent. Gently wash the affected area during every diaper change and re-apply Amerigel® Barrier Lotion
Use Amerigel® Barrier Lotion daily to keep the skin healthy and protected.
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