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Types of Diaper Rash and their Causes

Diaper rash is a bright red breakout that develops under a diaper. It is a common problem in babies but it also affects adults wearing diaper products. There are several different types of skin conditions that can cause diaper rash. In fact, diaper rash is a general term to describe various skin problems that occur in the diaper covered area. Types of Diaper Rash Irritant diaper dermatitis is the most common form of diaper rash, […]

How to Prevent and Treat Diaper Rash

Diaper rash is a common form of skin inflammation, most often a result of irritant diaper dermatitis. It appears as a bright red breakout on a baby’s buttocks, thighs and genitals. Diaper rash typically causes mild redness and scaling of the affected area of the skin but in more severe cases pimples may also develop and the skin may break and ooze. Babies under 12 months old are most likely to develop diaper rash, with […]

Contact Dermatitis – Its Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Contact dermatitis is a skin rash, skin irritation or skin inflammation caused by direct contact with a substance that triggers such reaction. There are two major types: allergic contact dermatitis and irritant contact dermatitis. Allergic contact dermatitis is caused by a normally harmless substance, which produces an exaggerated immune response whereas irritant contact dermatitis is triggered by exposure to a naturally irritating substance to human skin. Apart from the differences in origin, these two categories […]