Diaper rash is a common skin condition in babies. Usually, the rash is due to irritation caused by the diaper and moisture, but it can have other causes not related to diapers.
Irritant rashes are most common and are caused by skin contact with pee, poop, and sweat.
Signs of diaper rash include:
Rashes also can be caused by a skin infection due to yeast or bacteria . If the rash is due to an infection, signs may include:
The best way to prevent diaper rash is to keep your baby's skin as dry and clean as possible. Change diapers often so pee and poop won't irritate the skin.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice,
diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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