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    Diaper Rash - Check Your Symptoms

    Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:

    • Your baby has pimples, blisters, open sores, or scabs in the diaper area.
    • Your baby has signs of an infection from diaper rash, including:
      • Increased pain, swelling, warmth, or redness.
      • Red streaks leading from the rash.
      • Pus draining from the rash.
      • A fever.

    Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor if:

    • Your baby's rash is mainly in the skin folds. This could be a yeast infection.
    • Your baby's diaper rash looks like a rash that is on other parts of his or her body.
    • Your baby's rash is not better after 2 or 3 days of treatment.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: June 04, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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