How serious is a diaper rash with bumps?


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Intense redness, multiple raised bumps and fluid-containing pustules on a baby’s bottom require evaluation by a medical professional, according to Destin, leading maker of diaper rash ointment. However, mild rashes with a few raised bumps and redness are usually treatable at home using over-the-counter products.

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If the baby cries when a parent touches the affected area or if the baby has a rash with blisters or bleeding, medical evaluation is necessary, notes Destin. Additionally, if the baby has a fever or if the rash spreads to other parts of the body, such as the face or arms, a doctor should evaluate the rash. Likewise, if the rash does not improve after seven days of treatment or if it goes away and comes back, it is necessary to seek medical attention.

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