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Diaper rash

Also known as Diaper Dermatitis, Nappy Rash, and Napkin Dermatitis

Irritant diaper dermatitis, also known as "diaper dermatitis" and "napkin dermatitis":80 and commonly known as diaper rash (U.S.) or nappy rash (UK, AUS), is a generic term applied to skin rashes in the diaper area that are caused by various skin disorders and/or irritants.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with diaper rash, 81% report having diaper rash, 64% report having skin rash, and 56% report having diarrhea. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of diaper rash are diaper rash and irritable infant, although you may still have diaper rash without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with diaper rash often receive complete physical skin exam performed (ml), other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), rectal examination, influenzavirus antibody assay, prophylactic vaccinations and inoculations and nonoperative urinary system measurements .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with diaper rash include nystatin topical product, clotrimazole topical, pneumococcal 7-valent conjugate vaccine (prevnar), hydrocortisone topical, haemophilus b conjugate vaccine (obsolete), hepatitis b vaccine (obsolete), rotavirus vaccines (rotavirus vaccine), zinc oxide topical, influenza virus vaccine, h1n1, inactivated, petrolatum topical, diphth/haemophilus/pertussis/tetanus/polio, pneumococcal 23-polyvalent vaccine and nystatin .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for diaper rash include race/ethnicity = hispanic, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years. On the other hand, age 30-44 years, age 60-74 years, age 15-29 years, and age 45-59 years almost never get diaper rash.

Age

< 1 years
17.9x
1-4 years
6.5x
5-14 years
0.1x
15-29 years
0.0x
30-44 years
0.0x
45-59 years
0.0x
60-74 years
0.0x
75+ years
0.1x

Sex

Male
1.0x
Female
1.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.3x
Hispanic
1.6x
White
0.8x
Other
1.2x
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