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Diaper rash

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.

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What causes it?

The most common causes of diaper rash are diaper rash, contact dermatitis, and onychomycosis. Other possible causes, such as pyogenic skin infection, are more rare.

What symptoms are related?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with diaper rash, 52% report having diarrhea, 34% report having fever, and 32% report having cough.


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, prophylactic vaccinations and inoculations, culture wound, other or gastrointestinal therapeutic procedures and nonoperative urinary system measurements .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with diaper rash include nystatin topical product, clotrimazole topical, hydrocortisone topical, ketoconazole, zinc oxide topical, betamethasone-clotrimazole topical, oxiconazole topical, retapamulin topical, selenium sulfide topical, simethicone (degas), miconazole topical product, permethrin topical and gemtuzumab (mylotarg) .

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 75+ years almost never get diaper rash.

Age

< 1 years
15.6x
1-4 years
7.0x
5-14 years
0.1x
15-29 years
0.1x
30-44 years
0.1x
45-59 years
0.1x
60-74 years
0.1x
75+ years
0.0x

Sex

Male
0.9x
Female
1.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.3x
Hispanic
1.7x
White
0.7x
Other
1.5x
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