diaper rash


Definition of diaper rash

: 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 His father, Anthony Elfalak, said AJ had been bitten by ants, had diaper rash and suffered abrasions. NBC News, 6 Sep. 2021 Anthony said his son had been bitten by ants and suffered diaper rash and abrasions, but was expected to be okay, the AP reported. Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, 6 Sep. 2021 Includes all the essentials: organic broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen, diaper rash cream, hand sanitizer gel, and calming aromatherapy mist all packaged in a handy travel bag. BostonGlobe.com, 26 May 2021 According to one medical anthropologist, the Spokan people in Washington State used agarikon mats in cradleboards for diaper rash. Cypress Hansen, Scientific American, 10 May 2021 The allegation of child abuse turned out to be based on nothing more than a case of diaper rash on Thompson's one-week-old daughter. John Fritze, USA TODAY, 8 Mar. 2021 Rosebud Salve was invented in 1892 by a druggist as a family salve that works for chapped lips, skin, blemishes, diaper rash, or detergent burn. Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, 27 Oct. 2020 Many medications, such as diaper rash ointment, can be toxic to pets and should be kept in a secure location. Texas A&m University, Houston Chronicle, 19 Sep. 2020 Common causes of red poop include swallowing blood from mom’s nipples during breastfeeding, straining from constipation (which can cause little tears in the skin) or diaper rash. Annie Sneed, New York Times, 13 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of diaper rash

1919, in the meaning defined above

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18 Sep 2021

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“Diaper rash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diaper%20rash. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of diaper rash

: sore red spots that sometimes form on the area of a baby's skin that a diaper covers

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Medical Definition of 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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