Diaper rash is a very common skin issue that causes rashes and skin irritation in the diaper area in infants and children under 2 years. The diaper rash typically occurs when the diaper is soiled and not changed for longer periods. Not just that, rashes may also occur when the baby is introduced new foods which change the acid composition of the bowels leading to diaper rashes. The red rash is the most prominent symptom and is easily identified in the initial stages.
HOW IS DIAPER RASH DIAGNOSED?
The health care provider or the pediatrician can often diagnose a yeast diaper rash by looking at the baby's skin. A KOH test can confirm if it is diaper rash.
HOW IS DIAPER RASH TREATED?
The treatment for the condition is usually done with the help of creams and ointments to soothe the delicate skin of the baby. Avoid steroid creams which can further irritate the skin.
DID YOU KNOW?
The rash may even be caused if the breastfeeding mother is taking antibiotics.