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Pediatr Dermatol. 2018 Mar;35 Suppl 1:s19-s23. doi: 10.1111/pde.13495.

Prevention and treatment of diaper dermatitis.

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Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Corporate Member of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Berlin Institute of Health, Department of Dermatology and Allergy, Clinical Research Center for Hair and Skin Science, Berlin, Germany.

Abstract

Diaper dermatitis (DD) is one of the most common skin conditions that infants suffer from and their caregivers manage in the first months post-birth. As such, questions of effective prevention and treatment of the condition often arise. Nonmedical skincare practices that support healthy skin barrier function can prevent DD manifestation or alleviate the condition in many cases. The usage of barrier emollients and improved diaper technology contributes to keeping moisture and irritants away from an infant's delicate skin. This paper addresses facts behind commonly asked questions from caregivers regarding DD and discusses effective measures to prevent and treat the condition.

KEYWORDS:

diaper dermatitis; diaper rash; diaper technology; infant skin care; neonatal; skin barrier; skin pH

PMID:
29596731
DOI:
10.1111/pde.13495
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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