Diaper rash is any rash that develops inside the diaper area. Most babies get diaper rash, but it is usually not serious.
In mild cases, the skin might be red. In more severe cases, there may be painful open sores. It is usually seen around the groin and inside the folds of the upper thighs and buttocks. Mild cases clear up within 3 to 4 days with treatment.
Here is information from the American Academy of Pediatrics about diaper rash and what to do if your baby gets diaper rash.
Over the years diaper rash has been blamed on many causes, such as teething, diet, and ammonia in the urine. However, we now believe it is caused by any of the following factors:
When skin stays wet for too long, it starts to break down. When wet skin is rubbed, it also damages more easily. Moisture from a soiled diaper...