A red, greasy, crusty diaper rash may be a sign of another skin
problem, such as:
Psoriasis, which causes raised red or
white patches topped with silvery, scaling skin. The patches are most common on
the knees, elbows, scalp, tailbone, and back, but may be anywhere on the body
(including the fingernails, palms, and soles of the feet).
Atopic dermatitis (eczema), which causes intense
itching and a red, raised rash. In severe cases the rash develops fluid- or
Seborrhea, which appears as reddened areas with
greasy, yellow crusts. This type of rash usually will be on other parts of the
body and may itch.
Rashes caused by skin disorders need to be evaluated and treated by a