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What is the difference between diaper rash and allergic reaction?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Diaper rash: is a generic term, can include allergic reaction (allergic contact dermatitis) to the diaper material, rare, most commonly is a fungal infection to the diaper area due to wetness, after antibiotics usage, etc., your best bet is to keep the area as dry as possible and use protective creams, if the rash persists please see your doctor
Answered on Jan 3, 2015
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