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Diaper Rash

Alternate Names : Diaper Dermatitis

Diaper Rash | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the condition diagnosed?

To diagnose a diaper rash a healthcare provider will take a history and examine the rash. A rash caused by an irritant is tends be a spotty, pinkish-red rash that is itchy. If the rash is caused from a yeast infection, the rash often has bright red spots that form a solid area. In this case, the rash is often surrounded by red dots. This rash typically covers a large area.

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Diaper Rash: Prevention & Expectations

Author: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
Date Reviewed: 07/24/01

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