What is diaper dermatitis?
Diaper dermatitis, commonly known as a diaper rash, is a term used to describe different skin rashes in the diapered area. The rash is usually red, scaling and, rarely, ulcerated. It is most commonly seen in infants between the ages of 9 to 12 months, but may begin within the first 2 months of life.
What causes diaper dermatitis?
Possible contributors to diaper dermatitis include the following:
Other less common causes of dermatitis in the diaper area include the following:
Treatment for diaper dermatitis:
Treatment for diaper dermatitis will vary based on the cause of the dermatitis. Specific treatment for diaper dermatitis will also be determined by your physician based on: