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Diaper dermatitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10943265     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The primary goals of preventing and treating diaper dermatitis include keeping the skin dry, protected, and infection free. Frequent diaper changes with the superabsorbent disposable diapers may be the best tactic for infants' skin, if not the environment. Also, the more time that infants spend without diapers, the less dermatitis they experience, but a practical balance must be struck. Gentle cleansing and barrier creams are beneficial, and candidal infection must be treated. Finally, any recalcitrant diaper dermatitis must be further investigated to uncover underlying disease (Fig. 6).
E L Kazaks; A T Lane
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric clinics of North America     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0031-3955     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2000 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-08-30     Completed Date:  2000-08-30     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401126     Medline TA:  Pediatr Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  909-19     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Dermatology, Stanford University School of Medicine, California, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Dermatitis, Allergic Contact* / diagnosis,  etiology,  prevention & control
Infant Care*
Infant, Newborn

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