Diaper Dermatitis

Dr. Ramesh Bhardwaj D.H.M.S  •  Dr. Puja Bhadel Bhardwaj  M.D.


Diaper dermatitis or diaper rash is an irritation of the skin covering the groin, lower stomach, upper thighs and buttocks. The term diaper rash includes a variety of disorders of the skin that occur in infants, young children and incontinent or paralyzed individuals. 

This condition is seen more commonly in infants and early childhood prior to 2 years of age. Diaper dermatitis usually occurs between one and two months of age and may continue until the child no longer wears diapers. 

Diaper dermatitis may become irritated or difficult to treat if the area becomes infected or the patient becomes allergic to one of the medications applied to the area.

Diaper dermatitis starts with irritation from prolonged contact with urine and feces. After the skin becomes red and inflamed, bacteria and yeast grow on the raw areas. This will inflame the already irritated skin, making the diaper rash worse. Antibiotic treatment for throat and ear infections can cause yeast overgrowth making diaper dermatitis worse.

The best treatment for diaper dermatitis is homoeopathic medicine. It gives instant relief, free from side effects. Very save for children.