Diaper Rash and Infection Symptoms

Symptoms of a more serious infection in the diaper area may include: Increased pain, swelling, heat, or redness around the rash. A fever. Clear, fluid-filled blisters that leave red, raw areas when they break open. Pus in or draining from the rash. Being fussy, upset, and hard to console. These symptoms usually last…

Diaper Rash and Infection Symptoms

Diaper Rash and Infection Symptoms

Symptoms of a more serious infection in the diaper area may include:

  • Increased pain, swelling, heat, or redness around the rash.
  • A fever.
  • Clear, fluid-filled blisters that leave red, raw areas when they break open.
  • Pus in or draining from the rash.
  • Being fussy, upset, and hard to console.

These symptoms usually last more than 2 days (48 hours) without getting better. A milder diaper rash usually will start to improve sooner.

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Current as ofJune 26, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

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