NAPPY
RASH

Nappy rash (aka diaper dermatitis) is a common illness in babies that appears in the 3rd week of life. It affects 50% of babies* and is characterised by redness over the nappy area and tight, papery skin. Unsurprisingly, nappy rash causes a great deal of discomfort to babies, especially at changing time.

*Diaper Dermatitis - Srisupalak Singalavanija, Ilona J. Frieden

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How can I get rid of sunburn?

Once you have developed sunburn, the damage has already been done and all you can do is let it heal. Religiously protect the burn from the sun to prevent it from getting any worse, as well as applying a soothing aftersun gel with antioxidants and make sure you stay hydrated. If your skin has blisters, use a skin healing cream from the pharmacy until the burn has fully healed.


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How do I treat diaper rash?

To treat nappy rash, bathe your baby in lukewarm water using a very mild, soap-free formula such as CICAPLAST Lavant B5 or LIPIKAR Syndet AP+. Gently pat dry and apply an ultra-gentle protective cream such as CICAPLAST Baume B5 that repairs the skin barrier function. In addition to these measures, ensure nappies are changed regularly and that they are not too tight.


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What can I do about sensitive skin when I’m sick?

When you have a cold or the flu, your facial skin can become more sensitive due to repeated nose blowing. To soothe sore skin, mist the area with La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water and apply  CICAPLAST Baume B5 on red and raw areas. You can leave it on as a mask overnight to help the skin recover.  To reinforce your skin barrier use Toleriane Ultra on a daily basis.


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How can I repair sun damaged skin?

The first step to help repair sun damaged skin is to prevent further damage with daily facial sunscreen with retinol molecule, which is known to speed up cell turnover at the skin’s surface for brighter skin, while replenishing collagen and elastin in-depth to repair wrinkles. REDERMIC R UV SPF 30 combines sun filters with retinol suitable for sensitive skin.


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How can I repair damaged skin?

If your skin has been burned or subject to cuts and grazes, speed up the skin barrier recovery process with a protective repairing balm such as CICAPLAST Baume B5. If you have a surgical wound with stitches, massage your scar with CICAPLAST Gel B5 to optimise skin barrier function repair. This product can also be used after a chemical peel or laser treatment.


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TRUE
OR FALSE

LICKING CHAPPED
LIPS IS A GOOD IDEA.

FALSE

People with dry and chapped lips often lick them frequently, and pick or bite off flaking skin. It’s so tempting isn’t it, but this only aggravates the situation by ridding skin of its natural protective layer and triggering a vicious cycle.
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CHEILITIS IS THE SCIENTIFIC
WORD FOR CHAPPED LIPS.

TRUE

Cheilitis is another name for chapped lips. The lips become dry and flaky, and painful vertical cracks can develop. The skin around the lips sometimes becomes irritated too. This dryness causes unpleasant burning sensations.
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YOUR SKIN GET DRYER
WHEN YOU'RE SICK.

TRUE

Colds and flus suck moisture out of our skin leaving it feeling dry and dull. The illnesses themselves, coupled with the medications we are taking, and the fact that many of us are bedridden, leads to skin being deprived of moisture.
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A 1ST DEGREE BURN
IS JUST LIKE SUNBURN.

TRUE

A 1st degree burn is just like a sunburn. It affects the outermost layer of skin only and causes the affected area to turn red and painful. Superficial skin burns also often itch due to histamine release.
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HOW IS BABY SKIN
DIFFERENT?

Baby skin is naturally sensitive and vulnerable, with its own unique set of features. It has a slightly more acidic pH than adult skin and is more sensitive to both infections and irritation. Its dermis is 3 times thinner, making it more prone to heat and water loss. For all of these reasons, baby skin needs specific care with adapted products safe from the 1st days of life.

HOW TO GET RID OF
NAPPY RASH?

The good news is that you can find some help in the pharmacy. With the right advice, routine and products, you can quickly get nappy rash under control:

  • When cleansing baby’s bottom, use a Syndet wash rather than baby wipes and rinse well with water before thoroughly dabbing dry.
  • Follow with a thermal water mist and a protective but breathable, intensely soothing cream (you’ll find plenty of product recommendations in the article in this section).
  • Change nappies at least every 3 hours and ensure they are not too tight.

In the article below, you will find full details on how to heal nappy rash, as well as dealing with baby eczema and milder forms of skin irritation in babies. With all this expert advice, happier days and more restful nights should be right round the corner!

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DEAR
READERS

The information displayed here is intended for general educational purposes only and should not in any case be a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with any medical question.