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Diaper Dermatitis (Diaper Rash) in Children

Key Points about Diaper Dermatitis (Diaper Rash)

  • Diaper dermatitis (diaper rash) is inflammation of the skin under a diaper.
  • It's most often because of irritation from urine and feces.
  • Different types of diaper rash have different symptoms. When irritated from urine and feces, the skin is usually red in color.
  • Treatment includes diaper-free periods, cream and ointment.
  • It's important to keep the diaper area clean and dry, change diapers often and avoid irritants such as soap or scented wipes.


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