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 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, "PET TALK: Welcome home: Introducing a new baby to pets," 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, "What Should Baby Poop Look Like, Anyway?," 13 Apr. 2020 Several of the children were still on baby formula; another, the chart noted, had diaper rash. The Republic | azcentral.com, "Department of Child Safety asks foster parents to find room for one — or five — more kids," 29 Feb. 2020 In one clinical study, it was shown to help existing diaper rash in as little as six hours! The Good Housekeeping Institute, Good Housekeeping, "GH Seal Spotlight: Aquaphor Healing Ointment," 28 June 2019 Baby powder is mostly talc, a mineral that is used to keep skin dry and as an astringent to prevent diaper rash. Jef Feeley, latimes.com, "J&J faces criminal investigation over baby powder’s potential cancer risks," 12 July 2019 Moms everywhere have long slathered petroleum jelly on burns, dry skin, and even diaper rash. Amanda Hawkins, Good Housekeeping, "Is Vaseline Safe to Use on Your Skin?," 22 Jan. 2015 This can include suntan lotion, shampoos, body soaps, toothpaste, makeup products, perfumes, nail products and diaper rash cream. Kelsey Mo, azcentral, "Top 5 calls to Poison Control and what the hotline advises you should do," 18 June 2018 The emergency workers were eventually able to inspect the child and found some red marks on her buttocks, which turned out to be diaper rash. Alan Feuer, New York Times, "The 96-Year-Old Brooklyn Judge Standing Up to the Supreme Court," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of diaper rash

1919, in the meaning defined above

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29 Sep 2020

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“Diaper rash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diaper%20rash. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of diaper rash

US : 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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