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Infant / Nappy Rash

The skin of infant takes a month to develop its protective barrier function. Hence infants are at increased risk of skin damage, cutaneous infection and toxicity not only from topical agents but also from their own urine and faeces.

Skin lesions present with confluent erythema with glazed appearance commonly involves the napkin area such as the buttocks, the genitalia, the lower abdomen, pubic area and the upper thighs and typically spares the creases.

Nappy rash is also known as Diaper rash or Napkin dermatitis.

Change napkin regularly to reduce skin irritation from its contents.
Soft and smooth materials must be used.

Use of disposable nappies is encouraged as they soak urine and maintain dry nappy contact area.

Diaper should not be too tight or too loose on the skin surface.

Gentle cleaning of the diaper area is very important. Mothers should use very mild, nonirritating soap and non-perfumed.

Rubber or plastic sheets over the nappy must be avoided.

Use of a nappy rash cream or barrier ointment is helpful.

The infant should be left without any covering at all over the napkin area for certain periods of time.

This will allow aeration and minimize irritation.