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Red, puffy skin; red rash; or raised rash in diaper area
Diaper rash can occur when your little one is in wet or dirty diapers too long and delicate skin becomes irritated. Treat several times each day:
- Thoroughly rinse and dry the diaper area with each change, then
- Try keeping diaper off as much as possible to minimize further irritation
- Apply an over-the-counter diaper rash product