Diaper rash

Common Name(s)

Diaper rash, Irritant diaper dermatitis

Diaper rash is a bright red rash, which can appear on a baby’s bottom. Though it is most common in babies, anyone who wears a diaper can develop diaper rash. Diaper rash is very common and can be caused by many things. Often, it is caused by an irritation from urine or feces (bowel movement) in the diaper. Additionally, chaffing, yeast infections, changes in diet, sensitive skin, and using antibiotics can cause diaper rash.

Symptoms of diaper rash may include red, tender skin around the diaper area. Babies with diaper rash may also seem more uncomfortable and fussy, especially when their diaper is being changed.

Ways to help prevent diaper rash include more frequent diaper changes, using certain over the counter ointments and lotions, and bathing the affected individual daily. There are also prescription treatment options available. If diaper rash continues for a couple of days, talk to your doctor or nurse practitioner about current treatment options. Diaper rash can usually be treated at home, but it can also be more serious. If the rash is very severe, bleeds, itches, causes pain while peeing, or if your baby (or affected child or adult) has a fever you should make an appointment with a doctor to discuss possible treatment options.

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The terms "Diaper rash" returned 4 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Safety evaluation for ingredients used in baby care products: Consideration of diaper rash.
 

Author(s): Susan P Felter, Andrew N Carr, Tingting Zhu, Taryn Kirsch, Gloria Niu

Journal: Regul. Toxicol. Pharmacol.. 2017 Nov;90():214-221.

 

Diaper rash can adversely impact the barrier properties of skin, with potential implications for increased absorption of chemicals through the skin, and this should be accounted for in any exposure assessment used in the safety evaluation of consumer products used in the diaper ("nappy") ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Exogenous Cushing Syndrome due to Topical Clobetasone use for Diaper Rash.
 

Author(s): Ganesh Jevalikar, Ojasvini Sharma

Journal: Indian Pediatr. 2016 Jan;53(1):76-7.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Infant with diaper rash and white bumps.
 

Author(s): H Daniel Fahrenholtz, Jacob J Miller, Bryan B Bunn

Journal: Am Fam Physician. 2014 Jun;89(12):973-4.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Last Updated: 22 Aug 2018

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The Use of Coconut Oil for the Prevention and Treatment of Diaper Dermatitis in the NICU Population
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Dermatitis, Contact

 

Last Updated: 1 Aug 2018

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Intervention to Reduce Diaper Need and Increase Use of Pediatric Preventive Care
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Diaper Dermatitis; Urinary Tract Infections; Infection; Depressive Symptoms; Stress

 

Last Updated: 9 Apr 2018

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