diaper rash


: skin irritation of the diaper-covered area of an infant especially from exposure to feces and urinary ammonia

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Children who aren’t changed on a regular basis can develop diaper rash, which manifests in a red patchwork of inflamed skin. BostonGlobe.com, 1 Oct. 2021 Baby and infant supplies, including diapers, wipes, diaper rash ointment, baby wash, baby shampoo and baby lotion. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 8 Feb. 2023 Who would have thought that a nipple cream or even a diaper rash cream would be a great emollient to get supple, moisturized lips? Gabi Thorne, Allure, 5 May 2022 Bacteria in your body keep it in check, but if the system is off-balance, the yeast will overgrow and turn into a vaginal yeast infection, diaper rash, thrush or another condition. Jen Christensen, CNN, 7 Feb. 2023 The cute canvas bag contains diaper rash cream, aromatherapy calming mist, sunscreen and hand sanitizer, all made from certified organic and natural ingredients. Lois Alter Mark, Forbes, 6 Feb. 2023 Diapers that are wet or filled with a bowel movement can rub up against a baby’s skin and cause diaper rash or infection. Rachel Fradette, The Indianapolis Star, 29 Dec. 2022 Talcum powder has long been used in baby products because the mineral keeps skin dry and prevents diaper rash. Jef Feeley, Fortune, 11 Aug. 2022 Toilet paper, paper towels, etc. Baby and infant supplies: Diapers, wipes, diaper rash ointment, baby wash, baby shampoo, baby lotion, etc. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 29 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of diaper rash was in 1919

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“Diaper rash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diaper%20rash. Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition

diaper rash

: skin irritation of the diaper-covered area and usually the buttocks of an infant especially from exposure to feces and urinary ammonia

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