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Most babies will have diaper rash at some point in their babyhood. While it can flare up at anytime, it commonly begins after the start of solid foods. You may also notice a rash if your child is taking antibiotics. Diaper rash can be a cause for concern, but most cases respond well to home treatment and will clear up in a few days.
 Signs and symptoms
Diaper rash may appear as red, puffy skin in areas covered by a diaper. Your baby may be fussier than usual, and perhaps cry when the area is cared for.
Diaper rash can be caused by:
They trap moisture and increase the chances of diaper rash.
Diarrhea is especially irritating to baby’s skin.
The introduction of solid foods often triggers diaper rash. The composition of your baby’s stool changes as well as the frequency of stools. Breastfed babies may develop a rash in response to something that you have eaten, also.
If you have recently changed the type of diapers, wipes, lotions, powders, creams,or soaps that you use for the baby, he may be having irritation as a result of the product change.
A diaper is warm and moist, making it a great place for a bacterial or yeast infection to take hold.
Your baby may just be very sensitive to any skin irritation. Change your baby often and use the least amount of products with unnecessary perfumes as possible to reduce the risk of diaper rash.
Diapers that are too tight can chafe the skin and result in diaper rash.
Antibiotics are great at killing the bad bacteria, but unfortunately they kill the good bacteria too. When the balance of the bacteria is upset, yeast infections can take hold. A yeast infection caused by candida albicans may appear bright red, by surrounded by spots, cover a large area, and look raw. Your pediatrician can prescribe a special cream to cure this type of rash.
 When to call the doctor
Diaper rash usually responds well to home treatment. If the condition does not improve after a few days of home treatment, contact your doctor. The rash may require medication.
Also call the doctor if your baby has: