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Diaper rash is a common irritation of the skin that affects up to 35 percent of the population under two years of age. While severe diaper rash does not affect the majority of children, most children will suffer from a mild form of diaper rash at least once before they are trained to use the toilet. Luckily, for most children with diaper rash. it can be treated with an over the counter ointment that soothes the burning sensation and helps to heal the irritation.

Diaper rash is a form of dermatitis that results from wearing a wet or soiled diaper for too long and/or skin sensitivity. Diaper rash causes extreme discomfort to babies because their little bottoms feel as though they are on fire, and continuing to use their diapers only adds to the problem. Home remedies such as air-drying between diaper changes, frequent diaper changes, using water in place of wet wipes, and the use of ointment is generally effective for parents. However, it is severe diaper rash that is more difficult to treat and causes much more pain and discomfort to the child.

One of the major causes of a regular, mild diaper rash turning into a much more severe diaper rash is that the infection can easily spread to the surrounding areas. The diaper rash may begin around the crease of the legs, but it can quickly spread to the buttocks, thighs, and genitals. Diapers provide a very moist and warm environment that is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and yeast. In most cases of a sever diaper rash, there is a yeast infection present that is compounding the infection and making the skin even more sensitive. An antifungal cream and antibiotics can generally take care of relieving a severe diaper rash in a matter of days. With vigilance, the diaper rash can be avoided.

At Medical Dermatology Specialists in Atlanta, we specialize in all things that are related to the skin. In patients young and old, we are committed to providing a personalized approach to treatment in order to bring about the most successful outcomes.

Posted on behalf of Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.

5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328

Phone: Call (404) 939-9220
FAX: (470) 312-2157

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Dr. Weisman was very professional, friendly, and engaged in conversation with terminology I would understand. Her beside manner was, quite frankly, surprising! It was one of the most comfortable visits I've ever experienced with a doctor.
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Dr. Weisman is a great doctor! She was very informative and personally! Her staff were very welcoming as well I'm glad I found her because she is the only doctor who truly explained what was going with me.
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I truly cannot express how thankful I am for this practice. I have been treated with kindness and immense care by every staff member I have encountered here. The nurses and assistants are beyond attentive and genuinely care for the patient. I have just received a treatment plan from Dr. Laura Biehl, and even if this particular treatment plan doesn't provide me relief, I am confident that Dr. Biehl will work to figure out a solution. She is extremely knowledgeable, listens to patient concerns, and takes time to answer patient questions. Dr. Biehl, and this practice are true gems. If you have any dermatological issues this practice is absolutely the best of the best.
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If your skin disease is affecting your quality of life or you have been told your skin disorder is no longer treatable, we invite you to discover our unique medical dermatology practice in Atlanta. You will find a team of experts in dermatology who are not only dedicated to treating your skin symptoms, but who will work with your primary care doctor and other specialists to give you the comprehensive skin care approach you need to be healthy. Dr. Weisman can show you what it means to have a doctor who is truly an advocate for your health.

Contact our Atlanta Dermatologist today for personalized care and strong expertise in skin care for your entire family.


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Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.


5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328



Phone: (404) 939-9220
Fax: (470) 312-2157
Research Fax: (470) 312-2156

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