Symptoms, remedies, treatments and care for Diaper Rash
Diaper rash, or diaper dermatitis, is a general term describing any of a number of inflammatory skin conditions that can occur in the diaper area. The most common symptom of diaper rash is red, tender-looking skin in the diaper area including buttocks, thighs, and genitals. It could be a few spots, or the rash could cover much of the diaper area. In more severe cases, the rash can cause pimples, blisters, or other sores. If the rash gets infected, it may become bright red and the skin may get swollen. Small red patches or spots may spread beyond the main part of the rash, even outside the diaper area.
Diaper rash is often related to wet or infrequently changed diapers, skin sensitivity, and chafing. It usually affects babies, though anyone who wears a diaper regularly can develop the condition.
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