Diaper rash


Diaper rash
: Also called "diaper dermatitis," a diaper rash is a skin inflammatory reaction localized to the area usually covered by the diaper. It can have many causes including infections (yeast, bacterial or viral), friction

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diaper rash n skin irritation of the diaper-covered area and usu. the buttocks of an infant esp. from exposure to feces and urinary ammonia

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popular term for diaper dermatitis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Diaper rash — (U.S.) or nappy rash (UK), is a generic term applied to skin rashes in the diaper area that are caused by various skin disorders and/or irritants. Generic rash or irritant diaper dermatitis (IDD) is characterized by joined patches of erythema and …   Wikipedia

  • diaper rash — diaper .rash n [U] AmE sore skin between a baby s legs and on its buttocks, caused by a wet diaper British Equivalent: nappy rash …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • diaper rash — n. an irritation of the skin of infants in the area covered by a diaper, usually caused by prolonged contact with urine …   English World dictionary

  • diaper rash — diaper ,rash noun uncount AMERICAN spots or a sore area on a baby s bottom …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • diaper rash — noun dermatitis of the thighs and buttocks of infants; supposedly caused by ammonia in the urine in the child s diapers • Syn: ↑diaper dermatitis • Hypernyms: ↑dermatitis * * * noun [noncount] US : sore red spots that sometimes form on the area… …   Useful english dictionary

  • diaper rash — noun A generic term applied to various skin rashes in the diaper area. Syn: nappy rash …   Wiktionary

  • diaper rash — noun (U) AmE sore skin between a baby s legs and on its buttocks, caused by a wet diaper; nappy rash BrE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • diaper rash — noun skin irritation of the diaper covered area of an infant especially from exposure to feces and urinary ammonia …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • diaper rash — a reddish inflammation of the buttocks occurring in infants usually as a result of irritation by ammonia formed as a breakdown product of urine. * * * …   Universalium

  • Diaper rash, yeast — Infection in the diaper area caused by a yeast formerly called Monilia and now called Candida. These organisms are part of the germs normally found in various parts of the body and ordinarily do not cause any symptoms. Certain conditions, such as …   Medical dictionary


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