Prevention and treatment centers around changing diapers often, cleaning the bottom thoroughly with warm water and a very mild soap (not baby wipes) and patting (not rubbing) dry. If possible, allow another few minutes for air to dry any residual moisture. Using Desitin, A&D ointment or Vaseline can help treat and prevent diaper rash. Avoid the use of plastic pants, as these retain moisture, and never use baby powder, due to the risk of powder inhalation.
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