Diaper rash is a common
skin condition in babies. Usually, the rash is due to irritation caused by the diaper
and moisture, but it can have other causes not related to diapers.
Irritant rashes are most common and are caused by skin
contact with pee, poop, and sweat.
Signs of diaper rash include:
Rashes also can be caused by a skin infection due to
. If the rash is due to an infection, signs may
The best way to prevent diaper rash is to keep your baby's skin as dry and clean
as possible. Change diapers often so pee and poop won't irritate the skin.
Cook Children's Health Care System, Fort Worth, Texas