What Is Diaper Rash?
Diaper rash appears as reddened skin in your baby’s diaper area. Skin may appear red, warm and puffy, or have raised bumps, blisters, or even raw lesions.
The combination of moisture and creases and skin folds makes this spot a prime area for irritation to thrive. Wetness, chafing and prolonged contact with urine or feces are the main culprits, but it’s also not unusual for a rash to flare up when your little one starts teething or tries a new food. Development of thrush (yeast) or bacterial infections in the diaper area are also a possibility if basic diaper rash isn’t treated properly.
How Do I Treat It?
A clean, dry bum and a good diaper cream is the best way to fight diaper rash.
How To Prevent Diaper Rash
You can avoid another rash by following these steps.
Don’t ignore severe rashes, or redness that won’t go away. Call your doctor if the rash develops with a fever, or blisters, open sores, or oozing yellow patches, which might require a topical antibiotic or antifungal treatment. You should also call your doctor if the rash lasts more than 72 hours, or if your babe develops a fever.