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A form of contact dermatitis that causes skin irritation in the diaper area of infants, generally involves skin around the genitals, rectum and abdomen–in the area covered by diapers.

Signs and Symptoms of Diaper Rash
The skin in the diaper area becomes moist, painful, red, spotty and sometimes itchy. The skin may also be cracked and fissured. In male infants, a red, raw and occasionally bloody area may appear around the meatus (the opening at the tip of the penis).

Causes of Diaper Rash
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Excessive ammonia (a natural product of urine) on the wet diaper and skin caused by bacterial action. Urine does not naturally contain ammonia. Monilial fungal infection.Allergy to soap, detergent, fabric softener, lotion, powder or other chemicals.
Risk Increases when Prevention of Diaper Rash Diagnostic Measures for Diaper Rash Possible Complication with Diaper Rash
Secondary bacterial infection in the rash area.

Treatment of Diaper Rash Your doctor may prescribe medicated anti-inflammatory ointments or creams.

Diet
No specific diet. Avoid foods that cause diarrhea.
The following occurs during treatment