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My little cousin has diaper rash and it's quite red. How can I treat it so that it will go away quickly?
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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Keep dry and clean
Both urine and stool can be very irritating to a baby's skin, leading quickly to a diaper rash.
The best treatment is to avoid it in the first place. Keep the area clean and dry, using a moisture barrier such as vaseline to keep material off the skin. If it appears, again keep it dry and clean, and use a thick coat of the moisture barrier, allowing the skin to heal. See the doctor if it persists.

In brief: Keep dry and clean
Both urine and stool can be very irritating to a baby's skin, leading quickly to a diaper rash.
The best treatment is to avoid it in the first place. Keep the area clean and dry, using a moisture barrier such as vaseline to keep material off the skin. If it appears, again keep it dry and clean, and use a thick coat of the moisture barrier, allowing the skin to heal. See the doctor if it persists.
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