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Diaper Rash

Diaper rash.Diaper rash is usually caused by irritation of a baby's skin that is exposed to urine, bowel movements, diaper irritants and infections.

Diaper rash will usually increase between seven and nine months when a more varied diet can cause more irritating stools. (This is the period when your baby is trying different foods.)

Your baby may also develop a diaper rash after taking antibiotics. This kind of diaper rash may be caused by a yeast infection and will not get better without medicated ointment your child's doctor can order.  

Rarely diaper irritants can cause a rash that may heal if a different brand of diaper is used.  

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Last Updated: 12/2013