Penaten cream is used to treat rashes. Primarily used for diaper rash, penaten has been shown to help with adult skin rashes as well. Before we get into the nitty gritty of using this cream properly for optimal effect, we have to first focus on the fact that there are different types of rashes. There are rashes that are caused by skin diseases. There are other rash conditions that come about due to certain illnesses.
This type of rash is just a symptom of a larger medical condition. Another type of rash are skin conditions caused by the environment. From hot dry air to hot sticky humid air, the environment can sometimes trigger rash reactions. Penaten cream is a barrier cream. This type of cream acts as an extra layer of skin which protects your skin from the items or elements that causes a rash. In fact, as long as the rash’s cause is from an external source, using barrier creams like penaten can help prevent the further spread of the rash as well as enable the skin’s healing process to begin.
Penaten is most popular for treating and preventing diaper rash. Diaper rash happens when the baby’s diaper rubs against the baby’s skin. The skin is chafed raw. Moisture comes in. The rash begins to itch and the baby itches the exposed area making the damage worse. Barrier creams like penaten help heal diaper rash by providing a protective barrier on top of the damaged skin.
Even if the baby moves around the scraping and chafing of the diaper against the skin takes place on the barrier layer. By covering up the rash, the rash is given opportunity to heal. In terms of preventing rashes in the first place, the cream’s extra layer keeps the diaper from irritating the baby’s skin. The skin remains intact, doesn’t get itchy, and the baby doesn’t scratch. In fact, it is so effective against diaper rash that adult skin is also treated using this cream. Read the guide below to help you use this cream more effectively.
If you are applying penaten cream on your baby, you’ll notice that the diaper rash area is pretty much confined to a certain area of the baby’s body. You have to think ahead when applying the barrier cream. The other parts that don’t have rashes might get irritated later so it is important to apply the cream in a wide area that not only covers the rash-prone parts of your kid’s body but also parts that might get a rash. A little bit of prevention goes a long way.
Barrier creams are effective against diaper rash because they keep moisture out. If you see wetness, clean up your baby and apply a new coat of cream.