Pharmacy Corner
Diaper Rash: A Pain in the Bum! Signs and symptoms

What is diaper rash?

Diaper rash is red, raw skin on your baby’s bottom. It happens when the skin in the diaper area gets irritated from wet or soiled diapers1–3.

What does it look like?

When your baby gets a diaper rash, the skin under the diaper looks beefy, red, shiny, and sore. They can even get blisters2. With more severe cases the skin may start to break down4.

Pictures for comparison are available through DermNet NZ.