Diaper dermatitis, commonly known as a diaper rash, is a term used to describe different skin rashes in your child's diaper area.
- The rash is usually red and scaling, and is sometimes ulcerated with an open and possible infected wound.
- It is most commonly seen in infants between the ages of 9 to 12 months but may begin within your child's first 2 months of life.
- The symptoms of diaper dermatitis vary depending on the cause of the dermatitis and may be different for each child.
- Because the rashes involved with diaper dermatitis are unique, the condition can usually be easily diagnosed.
- Treatment will vary based on the cause of the dermatitis.