Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Diaper Dermatitis Evaluation

Most infants with diaper rash can be diagnosed and treated at home.

Children that don't respond to home treatment need to see a doctor. The diagnosis of diaper rash is made during physical exam.

Physical findings in an infant with diaper rash may include:

  • Pink or red rash
  • May be worse in the skin folds
  • Severe and spreading outside of the diaper area

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Last Updated: Jul 18, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Diaper Dermatitis References
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