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Diaper Rash (cont.)

Diaper Rash Prevention

Prevention is the most effective way to treat diaper rash.

  • Diapers today are highly absorbent and can wick away excess moisture from the skin. However, it is still a good idea to change the diapers every few hours to prevent urine or feces from coming into contact with skin.
  • Before putting on a new diaper, be sure that the skin is dry and clean.
  • When applying the diaper, avoid tape adhering to the skin, because this can also lead to breakdown and irritate the skin.
  • Good handwashing is a must to help prevent infections.
  • Try to air out the diaper area as much as possible.

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A prototypical example of irritant contact dermatitis, diaper dermatitis is caused by overhydration of the skin, maceration, prolonged contact with urine and feces, retained diaper soaps, and topical preparations.

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