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Symptoms & Diagnosis of Diaper Rash

Written by Dr. Ramya Ananthakrishnan, MD  | Medically Reviewed by Dr. Sunil Shroff, MBBS, MS, FRCS (UK), D. Urol (Lond) on Jul 04, 2019
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Symptoms & Diagnosis of Diaper Rash

Symptoms & Signs of Diaper Rash

The skin in the diaper area looks red and inflamed. If secondary infection has set in, pustules might be seen. If there is overlying fungal infection, crusty areas are seen over the inflamed area. The child cries constantly and the baby stops crying soon after removing the diaper.

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Diagnosis of Diaper Rash

Diaper rash is diagnosed by eliciting history from the mother and by clinical examination of the rash. If there is any other infection it is diagnosed by blood investigations and microscopic examination of the scrapings from the area of rash.

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Diaper rash in is caused due to urine being acidic in nature. You must make the infant sit in a shallow bucket with a littlewarm water and 1tst starch (common starch - used to starch clothes at home) for 5mins. the water level should be blow the hip level.

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