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Dr. Jennifer Shu and her team of pediatricians answer your health questions.

Dr. Jennifer Shu

Question & Answer

Question

What can I do if my baby gets diaper rash?

Answer

If your baby gets a diaper rash, it's important to keep the area as clean and dry as possible. Change wet or soiled diapers right away; this will also help prevent future rashes. It is not uncommon for a baby to get a diaper rash, but if it does not look like it is going away or gets worse after 2 to 3 days after treatment, call your pediatrician.