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A Candida diaper rash (known medically as candidal dermatitis) typically occurs when a simple diaper rash becomes infected.
A tiny amount of yeast is normally found on the skin of all humans. It tends to be more heavily concentrated in moist areas such as the inside of a diaper. The overgrowth of yeast is a fairly common result of a simple diaper rash that has gotten worse due to lack of treatment or the rash not responding well to the applied treatment(s).
Going from a simple diaper rash to a diaper rash with a yeast infection can happen within a few days.
The signs and symptoms of a diaper rash infected with Candida can include:
  • Raised, red bumps that can look like a case of the chickenpox or poison ivy
  • Little blister-like bumps typically found in sprawling clusters on the skin covered by a diaper
  • The rash may also be found in the skin folds between the thighs and body or the genitals and thighs.
(Click Yeast Diaper Rash for more information about the causes of Candida diaper rashes and to find out how this type of rash can be treated.)
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