We are open for safe in-person care.
Brain tumor, breast cancer, colon cancer, congenital heart disease, heart arrhythmia. See more conditions.
Mayo Clinic offers appointments in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota and at Mayo Clinic Health System locations.
Subscribe to Housecall
Our general interest e-newsletter keeps you up to date on a wide variety of health topics.
A patchwork of bright red skin on your baby's bottom is probably diaper rash, typically caused by prolonged contact with urine or feces.
To treat diaper rash, air out your baby's bottom. Apply a diaper rash cream or ointment at each diaper change. If you use a thick barrier cream, remove only the soiled layer of cream during diaper changes to avoid rubbing and further irritating the skin. Consult your baby's doctor if the rash doesn't improve or begins to blister.
To prevent diaper rash, change your baby's diaper frequently, let your baby go without a diaper for short periods of time, and regularly apply a diaper rash cream or ointment barrier during diaper changes.
Mayo Clinic does not endorse companies or products. Advertising revenue supports our not-for-profit mission.
Check out these best-sellers and special offers on books and newsletters from Mayo Clinic.
A single copy of these materials may be reprinted for noncommercial personal use only. "Mayo," "Mayo Clinic," "MayoClinic.org," "Mayo Clinic Healthy Living," and the triple-shield Mayo Clinic logo are trademarks of Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.