Four Science-Backed Home Remedies for Adult Diaper Rash

In Japan, where adult incontinence products have outsold baby diaper sales since around 2013 due to low birthrate and rapidly aging population, older adults wearing incontinence briefs may suffer allergic reactions from materials used and added fragrances in incontinence products.

Signs and symptoms of diaper rash include small raised lumps, dry and peeling skin; burning and itchy skin; painful and tender areas; and inflammation and infected patches of skin.

Older adults wearing incontinence briefs may experience allergic reactions from materials used and added fragrances in incontinence products. It is, therefore, essential to change incontinence briefs often and regularly. Many sufferers of adult diaper rash may benefit from natural remedies that contain therapeutic benefits in a non-clinical way. These include:

  • Soothing Aloe Gel

Aloe Vera Gel or creams can help to soothe irritated and inflamed skin, or you could use aloe direct from the plant source. It’s natural healing properties reduce inflammation of all forms of burn and skin irritations.

  • Essential Oil Spray

The healing power of essential oils can work wonders for any skin type. Add a ¼ cup of water to ½ a cup of pure Almond oil, three drops of pure lavender oil, and 3-4 drops of tea tree oil. Shake the mixture together, making sure it’s mixed well. Then spray the affected area twice before putting on either an incontinence pad or underwear.

  • Apple Cider Vinegar Washes

You could consider using Cider Vinegar or Apple Cider Vinegar as it contains natural anti-bacterial properties. Cider Vinegar and Apple Cider Vinegar is a quick solution to getting rid of irritating diaper rash. Mix a cup of either Apple Cider Vinegar or Cider Vinegar into warm bath water, wipe gently with a damp cloth. Warning: Be careful of severe rashes or open wounds. Do not use this method to treat diaper rash if you have broken skin.

  • Porridge Oat Infused Bath

Porridge oats can soothe and heal the skin when used to treat diaper rash in adults or babies. Add half of a cup of porridge oats to a piece of cheesecloth or a material similar, wrap them up carefully, trying to avoid the oats escaping into the bathwater completely, and relax in the soothing oaty water. Babo Botanicals, a New York–based plant-based skin care brand offers an oat product that helps prevent redness, inflammation and diaper rash here – https://www.babobotanicals.com/blogs/from-the-doctors/adult-diaper-rash

Edited by Global Health Aging

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