This photo shows a red diaper rash in the area under the diaper. Skin has become shiny.
Any diaper rash that lasts longer than a couple days can become secondarily infected with Candida (yeast). Note the red spots ("satellite lesions") outside the main area of redness.
If a yeast infection is suspected, Lotrimin cream (over-the-counter) should be applied 4 times daily.
Source: LMS Inc.
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