Babies' Irritated Skin Could Indicate Severe Diaper Rash

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Barrier Therapeutics published its first annual Vusion Baby Bottom Line Report that includes results from a nationwide survey of new and expectant mothers. Conducted by Penn, Schoen & Berland Associates, the report found that new and expectant mothers do not know that some diaper rash can be so severe that it may require prescription drug treatment. More importantly, many moms (52 percent) are unsure or do not know when to see a healthcare provider about their babies' severe diaper rash.

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"Many of the cases of persistent diaper rash that I treat involve a yeast infection," said Dr. Jennifer Shu, a pediatrician in Atlanta, GA, and co-author of Heading Home with Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality. "However, parents don't always know that yeast is a common cause of these rashes, which can get worse without proper treatment."

According to the survey:

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