Diaper dermatitis that does not quit

Dermatol Ther. Mar-Apr 2005;18(2):124-35. doi: 10.1111/j.1529-8019.2005.05013.x.


Diaper dermatitis is one of the most common skin disorders in infants. The humid, moist environment under the diaper makes the skin more susceptible to injury from exposure to irritants particularly related to urine and feces. A gentle cleansing routine, frequent diaper changes, and a thick barrier cream help control this condition. Irritant diaper dermatitis should be distinguished from other skin conditions that may develop in this sensitive area.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Topical
  • Dermatologic Agents / administration & dosage
  • Dermatologic Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Diaper Rash / diagnosis
  • Diaper Rash / etiology*
  • Diaper Rash / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Infant


  • Dermatologic Agents