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Diaper rash is one of the most common pediatric health issues. Nearly all children develop a rash or inflammation in their diaper area at some time, often during the first year of life. Most of these rashes are caused by contact with moisture and irritants found in urine and stool.
The steps outlined below should help an existing rash to heal. They are also good techniques for preventing rashes when your child has diarrhea, whether from a viral infection or as a side effect of antibiotic therapy.
If you have followed these steps for 3-4 days and the rash is not improving, your child should be seen by a doctor. It is possible that the skin has become infected with yeast or bacteria and that a prescription will be required to clear the rash.