Diaper rash is a common condition that can make a baby's skin sore, red, scaly, and tender. The symptoms of diaper rash include:
• Bright red rash that gets bigger
• Very red and scaly areas on the scrotum and penis in boys
• Red or scaly areas on the labia and vagina in girls
• Pimples, blisters, ulcers, large bumps, or sores filled with pus
• Smaller red patches (called satellite lesions) that grow and blend in with the other patches
HOW IS DIAPER RASH DIAGNOSED?
Diaper rash does not require any imaging or lab tests. It is easily diagnosed by just a look at it. For the primary caregiver or the parent who regularly changes the diapers of a baby, a rash is hard to miss.
HOW IS DIAPER RASH TREATED?
Diaper rashes can be prevented by maintaining hygienic conditions. Proper skin care is the best way to treat/prevent diaper rash. Diapers should be changed more often. Soiled diapers must not be let to stay on the skin for a long time. Regular wash of the skin and drying before changing the diaper is essential to prevent diaper rash
DID YOU KNOW?
The rash may even be caused if the breastfeeding mother is taking antibiotics.