Pediatric Diaper Rash: Symptom and Causes


  • Diaper rash is identified by red, puffy, and tender looking skin in the diaper region (Buttocks, thighs, genitals)
  • A baby with a diaper rash often cries when the diaper area is washed or touched


  • Irritation from stool and urine
  • Introduction of new food
  • Irritation due to a new product
  • Bacterial or yeast (fungal) infection
  • Sensitive skin
  • Chafing or rubbing
  • Use of antibiotics
  • Wetness

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