Diaper Rash

Diaper rash is most commonly caused by irritation of the skin from stool and urine.  In order to prevent this, always wipe the area when changing the diaper with a Baby Wipe or water to remove the residue urine/and or stool that will remain on the skin.  If the skin is red or slightly abraded, apply a generous amount of diaper cream with Zinc Oxide (ex. Generic Zinc Oxide cream, Desitin or Balmex).  Apply at each diaper change until rash has resolved.

Call the office if…  

  1. Diaper rash is not better in 5 days.
  2. Persistent bleeding from rash.