Definition of diaper rash in US English:

diaper rash


  • Inflammation of a baby's skin caused by prolonged contact with a damp diaper.

    British term nappy rash
    • ‘Infection with candida fungus can lead to problems such as diaper rash, vaginal yeast infections and oral thrush.’
    • ‘If your baby has a diaper rash and also has a fever or seems sick, you should see your doctor.’
    • ‘It may also affect the diaper area and look like a diaper rash.’
    • ‘Call your doctor if your baby has a diaper rash that does not go away after 1 or 2 days.’
    • ‘In healthy newborns, the most common form of this infection is a diaper rash.’