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What should I know about a diaper rash caused by a yeast infection?

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Though diaper rashes are usually caused by leaving a wet or soiled diaper on too long, infection becomes more likely once your baby’s skin gets irritated. If his diaper rash isn’t going away, check to see if his bottom is red and sensitive, and if there’s a raised red border around the sores. If so, have your pediatrician check for candidiasis. It can be treated with an antifungal cream.

From: What is Candidiasis? WebMD Medical Reference

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CDC: “Candidiasis,” “Oropharyngeal/Esophageal Candidiasis,” “Genital/vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC),” “Invasive Candidiasis.”

HealthyChildren.org: “Thrush and Other Candida Infections,” “Diaper Rash.”

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Vaginitis.”

WomensHealth.gov: “Vaginal Yeast Infection.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on February 25, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC: “Candidiasis,” “Oropharyngeal/Esophageal Candidiasis,” “Genital/vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC),” “Invasive Candidiasis.”

HealthyChildren.org: “Thrush and Other Candida Infections,” “Diaper Rash.”

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Vaginitis.”

WomensHealth.gov: “Vaginal Yeast Infection.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on February 25, 2018

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