What is a diaper rash?
Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin around the diaper region, which most often relates to contact with urine and stools in combination.
What causes diaper rash?
Bacteria in the stool converts urea into ammonia, which acts as a strong irritant on the skin. Diaper dermatitis can cause redness, irritation, and the formation of eczema in the diaper region.
It’s a very common condition that most parents have to deal with at some point, especially in the first years of the child’s life.