|Common Causes||Excess Moisture on the Skin; Chaffing; irritants in the diaper or detergents||Lingering diaper rash; yeast (which is often exacerbated by recent antibiotic use); bacteria such as strep and staph|
|Can Look Like||“A flat, red rash around the baby’s waist and thighs (contact dermatitis) “A clearly defined, rasied red patch over the groin, gentials, ans lower abdomon (seporrheic dermititis) ” A somewhat-hidden red patch where the skin folds rub together (intertrigo).||-“A patchy, raised, red dish rash with sharp borders and tiny pustules, usually over genitalia (yeast infection)-Coin-sized blisters on the bottocks that ooze yellow fluid (bacterial infection) known as “impetigo”|
|Treatments||Call you pediatrician. Depending on the type of rash, treatments will vary from keeping baby diapers free for brief periods of time to using petroleum jelly, 1% cortisone cream, or a barrier ointment with zinc oxide.||See your pediatrician. Again, depending on the type, treatment can vary from prescription antifungal and antibiotic ointments to oral medications.|
|Prevention||Change diapers regularly; experiment with different brands and types; avoid using harsh soaps; avoid baby wipes that contain alcohol.||Same as diaper rash; keep an eye our for any unusual marks or changes on the baby’s skin|
Source: Stephen Gellis, M.D., Director of Dermatology Program, Children’s Hospital, Boston, and the Baby Book by William Sears, M.D., and Martha Sears, R.N.
Breastfeeding and Diaper Changing Records
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