Diaper Rash Follow-up

Updated: Aug 25, 2021
  • Author: Rania Dib, MD; Chief Editor: Kirsten A Bechtel, MD  more...
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Further Inpatient and Outpatient Care

Further inpatient care

The following should be admitted to a pediatric ward for further workup:

  • Febrile neonates

  • Toxic-appearing patients

  • Children with a severe recalcitrant rash suggestive of immunodeficiency

Further outpatient care

Arrange for follow-up care with a pediatrician in 1-2 days.



Expose the buttocks to air as much as possible.

Do not use waterproof pants during treatment, as they keep skin wet and subject to rash or infection.

Change diapers frequently.

Superabsorbent diapers are beneficial. [26]