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Dr. Nass received dual medical degrees from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Charles R. Drew University in Medicine and Science. He completed Family Medicine residency at Ventura County Medical Center with subsequent fellowships at Ventura, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, George Washington University, and University of California-Irvine. He holds faculty appointments at Keck School of Medicine of USC, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, and Western University of Health Sciences.

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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  • Increase in dandruff

  • The skin is itchy and has scratches

  • Skin itching that worsens at night

  • Skin peeling

  • Itch is mild

  • Leg rash

  • Dry flaky skin

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What is Diaper Dermatitis?

This condition occurs when the skin covered by diapers becomes itchy and inflamed due to direct contact with urine and other irritants.

Typical Symptoms of Diaper Dermatitis

  • Skin Itching

  • Scaly skin that flakes off

  • Skin abnormality

  • Skin redness or red bumpy rashes

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Diaper Dermatitis

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Is your skin itchy?

  • Do you have flaky, scaly skin?

  • Do you have any skin problems?

  • Do you have red skin or red spots?

Treatmentof Diaper Dermatitis

Simple steps involve keeping the area clean and moisturized through frequent diaper changes, rinsing the area before each change, and applying moisturizing creams. If an infection is present, antibiotic or antifungal creams may be prescribed.

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References

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    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0738081X14000376?via%3Dihub

  • Fölster-Holst R. Differential diagnoses of diaper dermatitis. Pediatr Dermatol. 2018 Mar;35 Suppl 1:s10-s18. doi: 10.1111/pde.13484. PMID: 29596730.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/pde.13484

  • Blume-Peytavi U, Kanti V. Prevention and treatment of diaper dermatitis. Pediatr Dermatol. 2018 Mar;35 Suppl 1:s19-s23. doi: 10.1111/pde.13495. PMID: 29596731.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/pde.13495

  • Helms LE, Burrows HL. Diaper Dermatitis. Pediatr Rev. 2021 Jan;42(1):48-50. doi: 10.1542/pir.2020-0128. PMID: 33386307.

    https://publications.aap.org/pediatricsinreview/article-abstract/42/1/48/35437/Diaper-Dermatitis?redirectedFrom=fulltext

  • Blume-Peytavi U, Hauser M, Lünnemann L, Stamatas GN, Kottner J, Garcia Bartels N. Prevention of diaper dermatitis in infants--a literature review. Pediatr Dermatol. 2014 Jul-Aug;31(4):413-29. doi: 10.1111/pde.12348. Epub 2014 May 29. PMID: 24890321.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/pde.12348

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Reviewed By:

Scott Nass, MD, MPA, FAAFP, AAHIVS

Scott Nass, MD, MPA, FAAFP, AAHIVS (Primary Care Physician)

Dr. Nass received dual medical degrees from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Charles R. Drew University in Medicine and Science. He completed Family Medicine residency at Ventura County Medical Center with subsequent fellowships at Ventura, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, George Washington University, and University of California-Irvine. He holds faculty appointments at Keck School of Medicine of USC, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, and Western University of Health Sciences.

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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