Doctor's Notes on Diaper Rash (Candida Yeast Infection) Symptoms, Causes, and Cream Treatments in Babies
A yeast infection diaper rash is a type of diaper rash caused by infection with a fungus or yeast, typically Candida albicans. Most cases of diaper rash are not due to an infection but are related to acidity of urine and stool and chronic wetness.
Signs and symptoms of yeast infection diaper rash can include softening and breakdown of the skin around the anal opening, and a rash with redness, swelling, and small raised red bumps at the edge of the rash. These small bumps at the edge of the rash are called satellite pustules and are characteristic of yeast infection. The rash may appear on the buttocks and skin around the anus, thighs, genitals, and abdomen. Rash in the skin folds is another characteristic of yeast diaper rash.
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