A patchwork of inflamed, bright red skin on the buttocks. Nappy rash is linked to wet or infrequently changed nappies, diarrhoea, new foods and antibiotics.
The main symptom is a red rash on the buttocks. In severe cases, symptoms such as fever and widespread rash can occur. Most rashes start to improve after a few days of at-home care with over-the-counter ointment and more frequent nappy changes. If it doesn’t start to improve or if fever and rash develop, a visit to a doctor is required.Nappy rash is a very common skin condition in children under 2. It’s caused by the skin coming into contact with urine (wee) and faeces (poo) in the nappy. Mild cases are usually painless but severe nappy rash can cause discomfort and distress to babies.
Diaper rash is a common form of inflamed skin (dermatitis) that appears as a patchwork of bright red skin on your baby’s bottom. Diaper rash is often related to wet or infrequently changed diapers, skin sensitivity, and chafing. It usually affects babies, though anyone who wears a diaper regularly can develop the condition.
Diaper rash can alarm parents and annoy babies. But it usually clears up with simple at-home treatments, such as air drying, more frequent diaper changes and ointment.