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
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