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Diaper Problems

Diaper problems may vary from diaper staining to skin inflammation in areas in contact with urine or feces.
Inflammation of the skin covered by diapers is called diaper rash, and is caused by contact with substances in urine or feces. The rash can be aggravated by waterproof coverings of diapers, wearing a soiled diaper for a long time, and the use of certain ointments or creams.


Types of diaper stains / their possible causes:
  • Red (urine) / Eating beets, blood in urine, certain medications
  • Green (urine) / Excess of bile, concentrated urine, certain medications
  • Black (stool) / Blood in stool, discharge of material after birth, excess of iron in diet
  • Green (stool) / Breast feeding, infectious diarrhea
  • Red (stool) / Blood
  • Extremely pale (stool) / Jaundice (skin taking on a yellowish appearance), antacid use, too much fat in stool


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