Babies commonly have a number of different rashes in the diaper area, and most are harmless, and transient. Common diaper rash is a normal condition experienced by most (if not all) babies. But when your baby develops diaper rash, it will be very uncomfortable. Therefore, it’s important to treat the symptoms – red, irritated skin that is painful when touched – in order to keep your baby happy and healthy, as well as prevent infection. Rashes that do not resolve with conventional treatments should be evaluated by a dermatologist for the more serious conditions that can mimic common diaper rash.
Conditions that mimic contact dermatitis can include allergic contact dermatitis, intertrigo, fungal infections, eczema, psoriasis, and rare cases other types of infection, or cancers. To find out which type of rash your baby is suffering from and have it treated, come to Kessel Dermatology today. You can make an appointment with us by calling our office.