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Spotlight: tackling nappy rash in infants

The following considers the current treatment guidance and advice that should be given to parents when it comes to tackling nappy rash

Author: Julie Van Onselen Napkin dermatitis (commonly called nappy rash) is defined as an irritant contact dermatitis caused by the interaction of several factors. In particular, it involves the prolonged contact of the skin with urine and faeces, which makes the skin more prone to disruption through friction with the napkin.1 Napkin dermatitis is the most common dermatological condition in infants, and it is estimated that infants have a one in four chance of developing the condition.2 The peak incidence for napkin dermatitis is 6-18 months of age, both sexes are equally affected, and there is no ethnic variation.3 Symptoms Napkin


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