A diaper rash can be any rash that develops inside the diaper area. In mild cases, the skin might be red. In more severe cases, there may be painful open sores, or cracked and bleeding skin.
Infants with mild to moderate diaper rash on the buttocks and around the rectum usually respond to common diaper rash creams, such as Desitin®, Dr. Smith's® ointment, or A&D® ointment. Apply these every time you change the diaper.
Infants taking antibiotics are more likely to get diaper rashes caused by yeast infections. Yeast infects the weakened skin and causes a bright red rash with red spots at its edges, but is not as painful as it looks. This is treated with non-prescription anti-fungal creams such as Lotrimin AF® or prescription products such as nystatin cream.
Please contact us if you have a diaper rash that does not respond within three or four days to these products.