Diaper Rash

Diaper rash, irritation of the skin in the diaper area, is one of the most common problems in newborns and infants. Almost two-thirds of children will have diaper rash at some point, and a few babies have it many times. Most cases of diaper rash disappear with simple treatments like frequent diaper changes, but some need special treatment.

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Answering a few initial questions will help you learn more about common types of diaper rash and what to do for them.

  • Does your child have diaper rash and fever?

  • Does your child seem ill?

  • Is your child's diaper rash getting worse very quickly (over a few hours)?

  • Does your child have diaper rash and a rash elsewhere on the body?

Yes, my child has one or more of these symptoms.

No, my child does not have any of these symptoms.

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