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Diaper Rash Symptoms & Diagnosis


The main symptoms of diaper rash are bumps or redness and scaly patches on the skin that has been in contact with a soiled diaper. Erosions and vesicular lesions (like blisters) may also be present. This includes the abdomen, genitals, and the folds of the buttocks and thighs. In addition, your baby may be more fussy and irritable when the diaper is changed.


Most parents can recognize a diaper rash when they see it. A diaper rash doesn’t normally require a visit to the pediatrician. If the rash is not attended to, it can become infected. It can look very bright red with red bumps and blisters. If your baby has open sores, a fever, or isn’t sleeping or eating well, call your pediatrician.

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