Diaper rash can be ‘marked’ in different levels such as, light, mild, mild to moderate, moderate and severe. Each level has its own characteristics and visual appearance. Each diaper rash level comes also with its own pain related problems.
A baby’s rash may be something other than diaper rash, such as a yeast infection, psoriasis or impetigo. These rashes are more worse then diaper rash, definitely when they are present same time as diaper rash.
It is advised to call a pediatrician if a baby shows heavy symptoms without knowing what kind rash it is.
Zinc oxide has a protective and weak ‘astringent’ effect on the skin and is used to prevent moisture separation. When the skin is damaged, even when it is not visible, you may feel the working of Zinc oxide, caused by its astringent effect, which will let the skin heal quicker. Please note that it is not the product that causes this effect, but the (broken) skin. Applied on ‘healthy’ skin, this effect will not occur. Depends partly on the base fabric in which it is incorporated, zinc oxide has a stronger drying or cooling effect on the skin. The water that evaporates from the skin after application causes the cooling effect.
Zinc oxide can be used for drying of wet skin, but also to protect healthy skin against irritant / corrosive substances.