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Diaper Dermatitis

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A diaper rash, napkin dermatitis, ammonia dermatitis, Jacquet's dermatitis

  • This is an inflammatory skin reaction around the diaper area, i.e., a type of irritant dermatitis.

  • Red patch and scale in the entire area covered by the diaper
  • Often with bulla, fissure, skin loss

  • Contact irritation
    1. Urine
    2. Feces
    3. Friction irritation 
    4. Chemical allergies (perfumes, soaps) 
    5. Sweat

  • Based on clinical findings
  • A KOH preparation of skin scrapings to check for candidal diaper dermatitis

  • Frequent changing of diapers
  • Meticulous washing of the genitalia
  • Application of ointments containing either petroleum jelly (e.g., Vaseline) or zinc oxide (e.g., Desitin)
  • Topical hydrocortisone
  • Topical antifungal ointments for candidal infection
  • Topical antibiotic ointments for bacterial infection

  • Secondary infection with bacteria and yeast

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