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Diaper Rash

Most babies get diaper rash, but it is usually not serious.

What is diaper rash?

Diaper rash develops in the diaper area. The skin might be red or in more severe cases , there may be painful open sores. Treatment takes 3 to 4 days.

What causes diaper rash?

Too much moisture

Chafing or rubbing

When urine or stools touch skin for a long time

When to call the pediatrician

The rash is worse after 3 days of treatment

The rash includes blisters

Your baby has fever

The rash is painful

What can I do if my baby gets diaper rash?

Keep the area clean and dry

Gently clean with water and a soft washcloth

Pat dry, do not rub

Allow the area to air-dry fully

Apply a thick layer of protective ointment or cream (Sudocrem or Imazol)