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Diaper Rash

Diaper rash, also known as diaper dermatitis, is a common concern for infants and toddlers. At MJR Dermatology in Lawrenceville, GA, we specialize in treating all types of diaper rash, providing safe and effective care for your baby’s sensitive skin. Our experienced dermatologists, led by Dr. Matthew Reschly, are skilled in diagnosing and managing diaper rash, ensuring comfort and health for your little one.

What Is Diaper Rash?

Diaper rash is a form of skin inflammation that occurs in the diaper area. It is characterized by red, irritated skin and can be uncomfortable for infants. While it is a common condition, proper care and treatment are essential to prevent complications.

Types of Diaper Rash

Diaper rash can present in various forms, each with its own set of characteristics:

  • Irritant Dermatitis: The most common type, caused by prolonged exposure to a wet or soiled diaper.
  • Yeast Infection: Often occurs when the diaper area is warm and moist for extended periods, leading to an overgrowth of yeast (Candida).
  • Allergic Dermatitis: Caused by an allergic reaction to diaper materials, wipes, or creams.
  • Bacterial Infection: Less common, but can occur when bacteria enter the skin, often through breaks caused by diaper rash or other skin conditions.

Understanding the type of diaper rash is crucial in determining the best treatment approach.

Diaper Rash Treatments at MJR Dermatology

Our approach to treating diaper rash focuses on alleviating discomfort and promoting healing. Treatment options include:

  • Barrier Creams: Zinc oxide or petroleum-based creams to protect the skin from moisture.
  • Antifungal Creams: For yeast infections, antifungal creams can effectively treat the rash.
  • Topical Steroids: Used in severe cases to reduce inflammation and irritation.
  • Antibiotics: Prescribed if a bacterial infection is present.
  • Changing Diapers Frequently: To keep the area dry and clean.
  • Gentle Cleaning: Using mild, fragrance-free wipes or water.

Each treatment plan is tailored to the specific needs and severity of your baby’s diaper rash.

Prevention and Care for Diaper Dermatitis Near Gwinnett

In addition to treatment, we provide guidance on preventing diaper rash at our Gwinnett area clinic. This includes:

  • Frequent Diaper Changes: To minimize moisture exposure.
  • Gentle Cleaning: Avoiding harsh soaps or wipes that can irritate the skin.
  • Allowing Skin to Breathe: Giving your baby diaper-free time to air out the skin.
  • Proper Diaper Fit: Ensuring diapers are not too tight.

Why Choose MJR Dermatology for Diaper Rash Treatment

  • Pediatric Dermatology Expertise: Our team has extensive experience in pediatric skin conditions, including various types of diaper rash.
  • Gentle, Safe Treatments: We use treatments that are safe and gentle for infants, focusing on their comfort and well-being.
  • Comprehensive Care: Our approach includes both treatment and prevention, ensuring long-term skin health for your baby.
  • Family-Centered Approach: We believe in educating and supporting families in the care of their baby’s skin.

Schedule a Pediatric Dermatology Consultation in Lawrenceville

If your baby is experiencing diaper rash, MJR Dermatology in Lawrenceville, GA, is here to help. Contact us to schedule a consultation where we will assess your baby’s condition and provide a personalized treatment plan. Our goal is to ensure the health and comfort of your baby’s skin, offering peace of mind to you as a parent.

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Matthew J. Reschly, M.D., PC


2000 Riverside Pkwy, Suite 100
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Located on the lower Courtyard Level

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