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- Nappy rash is one of the most common skin conditions in infants and children. The area of skin covered by the nappy will normally appear red and irritated; however the skin's creases are generally not affected.
- Treatment is focused on having nappy-free periods, changing nappies more frequently, gently cleansing the region before each nappy change, and using barrier creams/ointments to protect the skin.
Nappy Rash + Fungal Infection2
- Nappy rash that has been complicated by fungus (i.e. candida) is the second most common type of nappy assosciated skin irritation. It normally affects the skin's creases, along with the presence of papules and pustules. Also, redness of the region may appear to be joined into one area as well.
- Treatment is similar to treating 'nappy rash' but also includes the use an anti-fungal to kill the fungus.
- Skin Sight.Diaper Rash (Irritant Diaper Dermatitis) [Internet]. Skin Sight [cited 2018 June 30]. Available from: https://www.skinsight.com/skin-conditions/infant/diaper-irritant-dermatitis
- Skin Sight. Diaper Dermatitis (Candidiasis) [Internet]. Skin Sight [cited 2018 June 30]. Available from: https://www.skinsight.com/skin-conditions/infant/diaper-dermatitis-candidiasis