Most babies’ anal issues aren’t freely discussed in parenting groups. There is something about butts that is kept private. You don’t want your friend to think that you aren’t taking care of your child’s little bottom properly.
But you should lose that guilt. While improper hygiene might be a cause, most kids’ itchy bottoms have nothing to do with how you care for your little one.
We have highlighted some of the major causes of a toddler itchy bottom in this article. If the mentioned ones don’t work, you should look for a Pruritus Ani cure.
Diaper rash is a major cause of babies’ itchy butts. It is the outcome of a prolonged contact to moisture/urine in the diaper and even the diaper itself.
While the right diapering practices, like changing your little one’s diaper regularly, might help to prevent the rash, if kids have sensitive skins, they are more prone to blistered, itchy, and red rash.
Luckily, it is very easy to treat diaper’s itchy rash by ensuring that your kid goes diaperless for a while, changing the diaper regularly, and using a cream to form a barrier between the diaper and your kid’s skin.
All babies, like humans, have a small amount of yeast in their bodies. That yeast multiplies around warm and moist areas on their bodies forming a difficult and itchy rash. While yeast issues are common in the female reproductive system, boys suffer from these infections across the butts.
You can use an antifungal to clear up the rash if your little one seems to have a persistent diaper rash that doesn’t clear with the right diapering. You can also try over-the-counter creams and if need be, see a pediatrician for specialized treatment.
Contact dermatitis is used to explain all kind of rashes that occurs when a baby bottom comes into contact with irritating substances. The outcome is an itchy and red bottom which disrupts your kid’s regular routine.
Toddlers with sensitive skins are more likely to get contact dermatitis from wipes and diapers. Also, older children can suffer from this condition when they come into contact with products that irritate their skins such as soaps.
For treatment, determine what causes the itchy bottom and stop using the fabric or products that caused the itch.
Poor Toilet Hygiene
Poor toilet hygiene and toilet “accidents” are common among small children. When children do not wipe after a bowel movement, the anal skin is soiled or becomes damp and can lead to irritation as well as itching.
Ensure that the area that passes the bowel stays clean. Also, those new to toilet training will need some assistance for a while until they can wipe properly and thoroughly. You can even invest flushable wipes if your kid has hard-to-wipe bowel movements.
If the cloth worn over the bottom is too tight or small, it can irritate your baby and cause the kid to frequently pull and clutch it.
The solution is to ensure that your baby wears comfortable clothing that can make the skin breathe freely.
Perianal strep might be present in toddlers and infants who have painful, red, and itchy skin next to their rectum. Parents and other family members might also have strep throat infections. Perianal strep rash is much redder and moist than an ordinary diaper rash.
Ensure that you and your kid wash the hands with water and soap after touching the infected area to minimize the risk of spreading it. The only treatment for this condition is to take antibiotics. You should, therefore, see a doctor.
What might cure diaper rash might not cure a yeast infection. Thus you might need an antifungal or anti-yeast cream to treat some conditions and a diaper rash cream to treat diaper issues. Also, try to let your baby’s bottom to dry (air-dry if possible).
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