Research Article - Journal of Dermatology Research and Skin Care (2023) Volume 7, Issue 5
Diaper dermatitis in newborns: Knowledge-level and practices of nursing mothers in its preventive management in the azire health area in north-west cameroon.
Diaper dermatitis is one of the most common skin conditions that infants suffer from, and their caregivers manage in the first months post-birth. As such, questions of effective prevention and treatment of the condition often arise. Non-medical skincare practices that support healthy skin barrier function can prevent diaper dermatitis manifestation or alleviate the condition in many cases. The usage of barrier emollients and improved diaper technology contributes to keeping moisture and irritants away from an infant's delicate skin. Frequent diaper changes, gentle cleansing, use of appropriate diaper products, protective ointments, and parent education are evidence-based preventive measures to reduce the incidence and severity of diaper dermatitis in infants. Early implementation of these strategies is key to maintaining skin integrity in the diaper area. Further research on innovative diaper materials and topical agents is warranted.Author(s): Bodzewan Emmanuel Fonyuy*, Chang Courage Bongnui