Diaper Rash

Diaper rash is common. The rash may be mild and easily cared for, or it might be more severe with bright red skin or blisters or sores with pus that may need medicine.

Some causes of diaper rash are:

Yeast rash is a solid, bright red rash that can be treated with an anti-yeast cream. Bacterial rashes have blisters, sores with pus, or open skin. These rashes can sometimes come with a fever.

Call your child's doctor's office if your child has a bacterial rash. After medical center hours, contact the Consulting Nurse Service.

What You Can Do

To prevent diaper rash:

Clinical review by Emily Chao, DO
Group Health
Reviewed 02/15/2012