Does your baby have a persistent rash that never seems to clear up?
Some doctors caution that it could be from the baby wipes you’re using.
An increasing number of babies and toddlers have been reacting to a preservative called methylisothiazolinone (MI) that’s commonly used in baby wipes. This allergic rash is usually found on the bottom, face, hands, and anywhere else that wipes are used often.
If your little one is having an allergic reaction to wipes, here’s a list of the common signs:
- 1. Itchy, red rash
- 2. Swelling
- 3. Redness
- 4. Bumps that turn into blisters
- 5. Blisters that ooze fluid
- 6. Peeling skin
The rash usually only develops into oozing blisters if the reaction is severe or goes untreated.
If you suspect baby wipes or MI is the source of your baby’s rash, use a wet washcloth for diaper changes and avoid wipes as much as possible. Also, beware of hand soaps, body washes, and shampoos that may also contain MI.