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Diaper Dermatitis

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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The Division of Dermatology at Children's National Hospital continues to expand services as more families seek our expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the skin, hair and nails.

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