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IDENTIFYING DIAPER RASH

Diaper rash affects the areas of baby’s body that are in closest contact with the diaper, the onset can happen quickly and while there are some common symptoms of diaper rash, there is wide variation in what diaper rash looks like.



  • slight diaper rash on bottom

    SLIGHT DIAPER RASH:

    • Faint to definite pinkness over a small area 
    • May be a single raised bump (papule) 
    • May be slight dryness 

    

  • mild diaper rash on bottom

    MILD DIAPER RASH:

    • Faint to definite pinkness over a small area
    • Definite redness over a very small area 
    • Scattered raised bumps (papules) 
    • Moderate dryness/scaling 

    

  • moderate diaper rash on bottom

    MODERATE DIAPER RASH:

    • Definite redness in a larger area
    • Very intense redness in a very small area 
    • Single to several areas of papules (raised bumps) with 0-5 raised, fluid containing bumps (pustules) 
    • May have slight peeling. May have swelling (edema) 

    You should contact your pediatrician if your baby is experiencing moderate or severe diaper rash.

  • moderate to severe diaper rash on bottom

    MODERATE TO SEVERE

    • Intense redness over a larger area 
    • Peeling, raised bumps (papules) 
    • Several fluid-containing bumps (pustlues). 

    You should contact your pediatrician if your baby is experiencing moderate or severe diaper rash.

  • severe diaper rash on bottom

    SEVERE DIAPER RASH:

    • Very intense redness over a larger area 
    • Severe peeling Severe swelling (edema) 
    • Some loss of the outer layer of skin and bleeding 
    • May have large, connected areas of raised bumps (papules) 
    • Numerous raised, fluid containing bumps (pustules) 

    You should contact your pediatrician if your baby is experiencing moderate or severe diaper rash.

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