What kind of condition is diaper rash?

It's a rash. Diaper rash is any rash, usually from irritation from skin contact with urine and feces, that occurs in the diaper area.
Zinc Oxide. After cleaning babies bottom allow to air dry completely before applying a barrier cream such as desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) to keep the moisture away from the skin. I recommend this with each diaper change while rash persists. If it is particularly irritated you could also add a small amount of over-the-counter Hydrocortisone along with the barrier cream after diaper changes.

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Red diaper rash from new type disposable so what can I do?

Stop using diapers! Diaper rash is not caused by urine or by stool, it is caused by diapers. Changing frequently and changing brands can help. In severe cases, put the baby on absorbent sheets and don't use a diaper at all until the rash is gone. It is messy, but it works. If the rash is already severe, you will need help from your babies doctor. Read more...
Replace them. For diaper rash keep baby's skin clean & dry. Change diaper as soon as it's soiled or wet. For healing allow baby to go without diaper for periods of time so affected area can air out. Avoid tight diapers or airtight covers over diaper. Meds your Dr. might recommend include antifungal cream (for fungus), a steroid cream (for significant inflammation) or an antibiotic (for bacterial infection.) Read more...

Do scales in the diaper area indicate diaper rash, or another condition?

Could be infection. Often time scales in this area could mean a fungal infection. There are prescription creams available from your pediatrician to treat this. You can try a barrier cream first- like aquaphor or desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) and see if your baby's skin improves. Read more...
Rash. Rashes can be from many things in the diaper area. If baby has other scaly patches, he might have eczema/atopic dermatitis or psoriasis. Sensitivities to the diaper occasionally cause irritated areas. Typical diaper rash from being in stool too long is usually more red, not as scaly. If unsure of the cause/treatment, see your doctor. Rashes cannot be diagnosed on the phone. Read more...

Are there different kinds of diaper rash?

Yes. children who wear diapers can get different kinds of diaper rash. Common rashes can be from irritation alone, infection (commonly yeast [aka: candida]) as well as other infectious causes. If your child has a diaper rash, have it evaluated by your pediatrician to determine which treatment plan is best. Also, your doc can tell you a proper diaper care regimen to use, even when there is no rash. Read more...

I have diaper rash?

Diaper rash. Keep area clean and dry & consider use of a topical corticosteroid if significantly inflamed. Read more...

Hi, I have a diaper rash.

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How to take care of a diaper rash?

Diaper Rash. Ask your doctor if a diaper rash cream would be helpful. Zinc oxide or petroleum jelly-based products help keep moisture away from baby's skin when applied to completely clean, dry skin avoid using wipes that have alcohol or perfume. They may dry out or irritate the skin more do not use corn starch on your baby's bottom. It can make a yeast diaper. Read more...
Diaper rash. For diaper rash keep baby's skin clean & dry. Change diaper as soon as it's soiled or wet. For healing allow baby to go without diaper for periods of time so affected area can air out. Avoid tight diapers or airtight covers over diaper. Meds your Dr. might recommend include antifungal cream (for fungus), a steroid cream (for significant inflammation) or an antibiotic (for bacterial infection.) Read more...

How do you get ride of diaper rash?

Topical agents. If the rash is due to irritated skin, a hypoallergenic moisurizer or even topical zinc cream is usually effective. If that does not improve the symptoms, there could be a secondary infection (fungal or bacterial). That should be treated by your doctor. Read more...
Diaper rash. For diaper rash keep baby's skin clean & dry. Change diaper as soon as it's soiled or wet. For healing allow baby to go without diaper for periods of time so affected area can air out. Avoid tight diapers or airtight covers over diaper. Meds your Dr. might recommend include antifungal cream (for fungus), a steroid cream (for significant inflammation) or an antibiotic (for bacterial infection.) Read more...

What are the symptoms of diaper rash?

Redness, peeling.. Moisture, heat and lack of air circulation may cause skin irritation which may get over infected with bacteria or fungus. Redness and peeling may indicate exposure to moisture, blisters may indicate a bacterial infection and if associated with satellite lesions, a fungal infection. It's better to see a doctor for a definitive diagnosis. Read more...