Prevention, Treatment and Parent Education for Diaper Dermatitis.

Prevention, Treatment and Parent Education for Diaper Dermatitis.

Nurs Womens Health. 2015 Aug;19(4):324-37

Authors: Merrill L

Abstract
Diaper dermatitis is a common cutaneous condition characterized by an acute inflammatory eruption of the skin in the diaper area of an infant. Although this condition is relatively common, it can cause considerable pain and stress for infants and can be troublesome for their caregivers. In the United States, the frequency of diaper dermatitis is substantial and accounts for a high number of visits to health care providers. The three most common types of diaper dermatitis are chaffing dermatitis, irritant contact dermatitis and diaper candidiasis. This article reviews common causes, differential diagnosis, current prevention and treatment recommendations, nursing implications and practical tips for families to utilize while caring for their infants at home.

PMID: 26264797 [PubMed - in process]