diaper rash

noun

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

Examples of diaper rash in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Here's How Many Wet Diapers a Newborn Should Have Wipes and diaper rash cream Send a new container of wipes and diaper rash cream in your weekly bag. Sherri Gordon, Parents, 15 July 2024 Possible signs your baby is experiencing lactose overload include watery, foamy, or greenish poop (indicating their food is moving through their system too quickly to be fully digested), persistent diaper rash (from contact with acidic stools), and gassiness. Anita K. Henry, Parents, 1 July 2024 He was dehydrated, had severe diaper rash, but otherwise was uninjured. Kevin Grasha, The Enquirer, 12 June 2024 The boy was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for dehydration, heart issues related to dehydration, severe diaper rash and skin deterioration. Kevin Grasha, The Enquirer, 12 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for diaper rash 

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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 20 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

diaper rash

noun
: 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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