Natural Cure For Diaper Rashes


As we all know, Human skin is the outer covering of the body’s surface that provides protection from the external environment. The characteristic features of skin changes from time of birth to old age. Skin, being one of the most sensitive parts of the human body, gets exposed to allergy easily. Now this allergy occurs in many forms like- skin rashes, fungal infection, eczema and many other skin infections. Today, we are going to discuss one of the common skin allergies that is caused due to the use of Diapers, both in the case of children and old aged persons and is commonly known as Diaper Rashes. In this article we’ll be discussing its treatment in both Ayurvedic and modern aspects and how Ayurvedic treatment is better and safer than modern treatment.

diaper rashes


Diapers, today are commonly used in Newborns, toddler, Patients and many old aged persons. Diaper rashes are one of the most common skin concerns and can occur in any of them due to the negligence of keeping the diaper area clean and not changing the diaper for too long. Most diaper rashes start to improve after a few days of at-home care or by changing the diapers more frequently. Diaper rashes can cause serious skin infection, if not taken seriously as it can result in peeling, flaking and scaly skin.


Diaper Rash is the common form of inflamed skin with redness and rash present on the buttocks or genital area. This inflammation is caused by prolonged contact with the wet/damp diapers. These rashes occur at the site of exposure to a substance that is capable of producing an allergic reaction or inflammation of the skin. In some areas, the skin may become raw or even bleed. Diaper rash is the result of an irritation, infection and allergy of the skin covered in diapers.


Listed below are the common reasons why Diaper rashes being caused

  • Sitting in stained diaper for too long
  • Wearing too tight diapers (not the perfect size)
  • Reaction to diaper material
  • Bacterial infection
  • Rubbing the diaper against the skin repeatedly
  • Diarrhea
  • Sensitive skin
  • Prolonged use of wet diapers
  • Intake of any kind of antibiotic
  • Excessive moisture and heat


Diaper rashes are characterized by the following

  • Red Patches over the skin
  • Blisters
  • Flaking/Peeling of the skin
  • Skin irritation
  • Red spots over the buttocks or genital area
  • Tenderness of the skin
  • Burning and inflammation of the skin
  • Skin lesions
  • Pimples and small ulcers
  • Large bumps appear (with or without fluid)


Mentioned below are some ways to prevent diaper rashes

  • Change the diaper frequently
  • Rinse the area with warm water
  • Clean the diaper area while changing diapers
  • Avoid tight diapers
  • Reduce rubbing
  • Using disposable diapers
  • Use ointments/gel regularly


In Ayurvedic context, Shloka no.70 (Ashtanga Hridaya) by Vagbhata, Uttara sthana explains- Gudakutta (Diaper Rashes). The Shloka explains that Gudakutta is caused by vitiation ( destruction) of Kapha dosha and Rakta dhatu and therefore, Ayurveda has many herbs that recover the vitiated dosha and dhatu and treat Gudakutta. Ayurveda offers Tail (oil) for local application as well as medicines for oral consumption to treat Gudakutta.


Diaper rashes can be diagnosed clinically by examining the skin signs like redness, tenderness of the skin and many other symptoms. In case of fever or bacterial infection, CBC (Complete blood count) can be done.


Diaper Rashes can be treated in many ways. Common medicines used in case of diaper rashes are listed below

  • Antibiotic Ointment
  • Steroid cream
  • Antifungal Ointment
  • Petroleum Jelly
  • Baby Powder

But all these medications are not a permanent and safe solution to get rid of diaper rashes. So, what is the best solution now? Answer is Ayurveda. Ayurveda has the power and ability of healing any kind of disease from its root. Therefore, to get rid from these diaper rashes in a safe and best way, Planet Ayurveda has offered some medicines that are made from natural herbs.


Planet Ayurveda offers the best formulation of natural herb extracts such as Dermo Plan Syrup, Recumin gel and Jatyadi Taila for Ayurvedic treatment of Diaper rashes. These Ayurvedic medicines are prepared by using natural herb extracts as well as by following all the guidelines mentioned in Ayurvedic context. All the herbal medicines provided by Planet Ayurveda are 100% pure, vegan, safe and natural. All the products of Planet Ayurveda are GMP certified. The medicines are clinically tested and proved to be free from chemicals and preservatives.

  1. Dermo Plan Syrup
  2. Recumin Gel
  3. Jatyadi Tailam
  4. Arvindasav



1. Dermo Plan Syrup

As the name suggests Dermo (Derm means skin), so this Ayurvedic formulation by planet Ayurveda is the best way to treat any kind of skin disorders, allergy (be it Diaper rashes). This Dermo plan syrup contains the extracts of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia) , Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Chopchini (Smilax china) and many other herbal extracts. This is effective medication for diaper rash.

Usage/Dosage– 2 teaspoon twice a day.

2. Recumin Gel

This herbal product contains Haldi (Curcumin), Neem leaves, bark and fruit(Azadirachta indica), Guggul (Commiphora mukul) and other Ayurvedic herbs. This combination is best to treat any kind of inflammation and pain, so is effective to use in case of Diaper rashes.

Usage/Dosage– For local application twice a day.

3. Jatyadi Tailam

This herbal oil is used to treat various types of external wounds and blisters. It is the combination of Jaiphal (Myristica fragrans), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia) and other Ayurvedic herbs. It works great for diaper rash healing.

Usage/Dosage– Apply over the affected area twice daily.

4. Arvindasav

This Ayurvedic syrup is not one of the formulations by Planet Ayurveda but is a very effective tonic for children in case of diarrhea, constipation, digestion and many other disorders. This tonic is manufactured by many other Ayurvedic brands. It is an anti-inflammatory formulation which includes Usher (Vetiveria zizanioides), Aravinda (Nelumbo nucifera), Bala (Sida cordifolia) and other herbal extracts. This syrup is proved to be effective in case of Diaper rashes.

Usage/Dosage– 2 teaspoon twice a day with equal amount of water.


The closure of this article is that, Diaper rashes should not be neglected as it can lead to severe skin infection. Proper hygiene of the diaper area should be maintained so as to avoid any kind of allergy or rashes. Proper medication and consultation should be taken in case of Diaper rashes. In case of any query kindly visit For more queries, you can send your queries to our email id

Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Pvt. Ltd. He is Author of the Book "Ayurveda – God’s Manual For Healing". He is an Ayurveda Expert Serving People worldwide through all the Possible Mediums, Operating from Main Branch in Mohali, India. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit

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