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Diapering & Digestion In Babies

How common is diaper rash?

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  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered

    Diaper rash is the most common skin concern among infants; it affects approximately one in three babies.

  • ADeborah Mulligan, MD, Pediatrics, answered on behalf of MDLIVE
    Diaper rash causes the skin on your baby’s bottom, and sometimes in his/her crotch and inner legs, to become red and sore.  Occasionally the skin can become blistery and infected.  In those cases your doctor may prescribe a medicated cream or ointment to reduce the inflammation and treat the infection.  

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