Diaper rash

Dermatitis - diaper and Candida; Candida-associated diaper dermatitis; Diaper dermatitis; Dermatitis - irritant contact

A diaper rash is a skin problem that develops in the area under an infant's diaper.

Candida, fluorescent stain

This microscopic film shows a fluorescent stain of Candida. Candida is a yeast (fungus) that causes mild disease, but in immunocompromised individuals it may cause life-threatening illness. (Image courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.)

Diaper rash

Candida, a yeast organism, may cause a skin infection beneath an infant's diaper which appears as bright red patches.

Diaper rash

Diaper rash may be caused by chemical irritants rather than bacterial or candidal infection. Common irritants include ammonia from the breakdown of urine, acids in the stool, and soaps used in laundering cloth diapers.

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