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Diaper dermatitis - irritant-induced

  • Definition

    Irritant-induced diaper dermatitis is a diaper rash caused by chemical irritants instead of bacterial or yeast (candida) infection.


    Alternative Names

    Irritant-induced diaper dermatitis


    Causes, incidence, and risk factors

    Substances that cause diaper rash include ammonia (produced when bacteria break down the urea in urine), acids in the stool (seen more often when the child has diarrhea), as well as soaps and other laundry products used to wash cloth diapers.