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Health Tip: Avoid Diaper Rash

(HealthDay News) -- Diaper rash can be sore and painful for your little one, but there are things you can do to help keep diaper rash at bay.

The American Academy of Pediatrics says diaper rash can be triggered by:

  • Excessive moisture in or near the diaper.
  • Chafing of the skin.
  • Prolonged exposure to stool or urine.
  • A yeast or bacterial infection.
  • An allergic reaction to something in the diaper.

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