Everyone wants a happy, healthy baby, however, babies often experience discomfort from diaper rash — a condition that causes skin underneath the diaper to become red and tender. Livingood Award and Lectureship Marion B. Amazing facts about your skin, hair, and nails How do animals protect their skin Skin dictionary Camp Discovery Good Skin Knowledge lesson plans and activities Parent resources Video library Find a dermatologist Why see a board-certified dermatologist? Ask a Dermatologist.
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A rash is an area of irritated or swollen skin. Many rashes are itchy, red, painful, and irritated. Some rashes can also lead to blisters or patches of raw skin. Rashes are a symptom of many different medical problems.
Back to Your pregnancy and baby guide. Up to a third of babies and toddlers in nappies have nappy rash at any one time. It doesn't usually develop in newborns, but all babies can get nappy rash. There may be red patches on your baby's bottom, or the whole area may be red. Their skin may look sore and feel hot to touch, and there may be spots, pimples or blisters.
Diaper rash diaper dermatitis is a skin problem caused by the skin staying wet, rubbing from the diaper, and contact with chemicals in the urine and stool. The skin may look red, raw, scalded, or burned. While a diaper rash is uncomfortable, generally it is not a serious problem. Diaper rash is the most common skin problem in babies and young children, but it can occur at any age if diapers or incontinence briefs are worn. Diaper rash occurs most often in babies between the ages of 9 and 12 months.