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  • What are the methods of preventing and treating diaper region dermatitis?

    Prevention, Treatment and Parent Education for Diaper Dermatitis
    1. Nurs Womens Health. 2015 Aug-Sep;19(4):324-36; quiz 337. doi: 10.1111/1751-486X.12218
    Merrill L

    This method can also be called the ABCDE approach.

    A (air), B (barrier), C (cleansing), D (diaper), E (education).

    A: Make sure that the diaper area is in as much contact with air as possible.

    B: Create a protective oil layer against irritants such as urea and stool using barrier creams containing zinc oxide and make the skin repairs itself under the cream.

    C: Gently clean the diaper region with water and a soft cloth or handkerchief at every diaper change, do not rub the skin firmly.

    D: Use superabsorbent diapers, avoid cloth diapers. Change the diaper as soon as it gets dirty and at least once in 1-3 hours during the day and at least once during the night.

    E: Educate families on diaper region hygiene and good practices on the skin.