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Diaper Dermatitis

The ABCDEs of Diaper Dermatitis Management [Klunk, 2014]

  • Air
    • Take the diaper off!
  • Barrier
    • First line therapies are typically non-medicated barrier creams.
    • Using simple petroleum product (ex, Vasoline) on top of the cream to prevent the barrier cream from sticking to the diaper.
  • Cleansing
    • Important to keep the area clean, but to use soaps with near-physiology pH levels.
    • Important to avoid scrubbing or over-cleaning.
  • Diaper
    • Frequent diaper changes (ie, every 2 hours) can help reduce time spent in a moist environment.
  • Education
    • Avoid potentially hazardous therapies:
      • Powders (ex, Talc, Baby Powder)
      • High-dose steroids (can become too potent in the occluded diaper region)

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