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Effect of baby swimming and baby lotion on the skin barrier of infants aged 3-6 months.
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PMID:  21672163     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background: Skin care is important especially in infancy as the skin barrier matures during the first year of life. We studied the effects of baby swimming and baby lotion on the skin barrier function of infants. Subjects and methods: 44 infants aged 3-6 months were included in this mono-center prospective study. The healthy infants swam four times and were randomized to group(L) : baby lotion was applied after swimming all over the body and to group(WL) : no lotion was used. Transepidermal water loss, stratum corneum hydration, skin-pH and sebum were measured on four body regions using non-invasive methods. Results: In group(L) , sebum and pH remained stable. In group(WL) , significant decrease in sebum was noted on forehead and thigh, and for pH on thigh and buttock. Group(L) had fewer infants with at least one adverse event compared to group(WL) . Location-dependent gender differences in skin barrier function were observed. Conclusions: Reaction of skin barrier function to baby swimming and skin care regimens showed typical regional variability between body areas. Influence of baby lotion on skin barrier and gender differences in skin functional parameters were demonstrated for the first time in healthy infants participating in baby swimming.
Natalie Garcia Bartels; Stefanie Rösler; Peter Martus; Andrea Stroux; Sanna Lönnfors; Anett Reißhauer; Ulrike Blume-Peytavi
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft = Journal of the German Society of Dermatology : JDDG     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1610-0387     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
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Created Date:  2011-6-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101164708     Medline TA:  J Dtsch Dermatol Ges     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© The Authors • Journal compilation © Blackwell Verlag GmbH, Berlin.
Clinical Research Center for Hair and Skin Science, Klinik für Dermatologie, Venerologie und Allergologie, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany Institut für Biometrie und klinische Epidemiologie, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany Klinik für Physikalische Medizin und Rehabilitation, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany.
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