Baby rashes on buttocks may occur due to several different causes. Almost all babies will develop one or two rashes during the first year of their life and it is quite normal. Allergens, infections, autoimmune disorder, environment all are possible to cause the rash on buttocks to occur.
Here are some of the causes of baby rashes on buttocks and the possible triggers that commonly found:
The first causes of rashes found on baby buttocks are contact dermatitis. Contact dermatitis may occur because skin is in contact with agent of irritants. The possible factors that trigger contact dermatitis are including atopic dermatitis, baby cosmetics such as soap, cloths that laundered with harsh detergent, baby wipes, diaper, cream or ointments, and poison ivy or oak.
Baby rashes on buttocks are also due to allergic reactions towards food such as milk, insect bites such as mosquito or bee sting. The other example is eczema triggered by allergy and causes blistering or scaly rashes as a result.
Rashes on baby buttocks may occur due to infectious causes such as chicken pox, eczema that caused by infections, impetigo, Measles, mumps, rubella, roseola, scarlet fever, ringworm, scabies, and the most common infection strikes baby buttock is due to yeast infection.
You may be cautious when the rashes are not resolve on its own within days and the rashes are accompanied with other symptoms. The possibility is the rash is caused by autoimmune disorders such as psoriasis and kawasaki disease. Kawasaki disease is rare and the exact cause is still unidentified. The disease are identified as rash, inflammation of blood vessels, high fever, and mucous membrane changes. In some cases, the rash found on buttocks may lead to a more serious and life threatening diseases such as allergic purpura and anaphylaxis or a very serious allergic reaction. These conditions need professional treatment and professional evaluation in an emergency setting.