Are You Sure it’s Just Diaper Rash?

May 15, 2019

Written by Lauren Snitzer, MD of U.S. Dermatology Partners Sugar Land

Exploring the Differences Between Your Baby’s Chronic Skin Conditions

New moms are likely very familiar with changing skin health. During pregnancy and immediately following delivery, mothers can deal with a variety of conditions like hyperpigmentation, pregnancy acne, and eczema. These conditions lead many expectant mothers to consult with a dermatologist. That means when our baby’s skin shows signs of irritation, moms can definitely relate. Sometimes, infants can benefit from a visit to the dermatologist just like mom. Diaper rash is by far the most common skin condition that impacts babies and toddlers, but what looks like a simple rash to you may actually be something more serious like eczema or psoriasis. Working with your child’s pediatrician or local dermatologist to get an accurate diagnosis and create a plan to relieve and repair these chronic skin conditions can set your child on the road to lifelong skin health.

Source: Housotn Family Magazine – Are You Sure it’s Just Diaper Rash?

 

Read Full Article Here

Featured Physician