Diaper Dermatitis (Diaper Rash) Questions & Answers

Updated: Oct 16, 2020
  • Author: Ruchir Agrawal, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is diaper dermatitis?

What factors contribute to diaper dermatitis?

What causes diaper dermatitis?

What race is most commonly affected by diaper dermatitis?

What sex is most commonly affected by diaper dermatitis?

What age is most commonly affected by diaper dermatitis?

What is the prognosis of diaper dermatitis?

How should caregivers be educated in the prevention and treatment of diaper dermatitis?

Presentation

What medical or nutritional history is relevant in diaper dermatitis?

What is the typical presentation of diaper dermatitis?

What are the complications of diaper dermatitis?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Diaper Dermatitis (Diaper Rash)?

Workup

Which lab studies are indicated in the workup of diaper dermatitis?

Treatment

Who should receive education regarding diaper dermatitis?

How is diaper dermatitis treated?

When is surgical intervention indicated in the treatment of diaper dermatitis?

When is pediatric dermatologist consultation indicated for the treatment diaper dermatitis?

What activity can help treat diaper dermatitis?

How can diaper dermatitis be prevented?

Medications

What is the medical therapy for diaper dermatitis?

Which medications in the drug class Topical steroids are used in the treatment of Diaper Dermatitis (Diaper Rash)?

Which medications in the drug class Antifungal agents are used in the treatment of Diaper Dermatitis (Diaper Rash)?

Which medications in the drug class Protective topical agents are used in the treatment of Diaper Dermatitis (Diaper Rash)?