21. Management of Napkin Dermatitis

  1. Alan D. Irvine MD, FRCPI, FRCP2,3,
  2. Peter H. Hoeger MD4,5 and
  3. Albert C. Yan MD, FAAP, FAAD6,7
  1. Arnold P. Oranje MD, PhD

Published Online: 24 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch21

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

How to Cite

Oranje, A. P. (2011) Management of Napkin Dermatitis, in Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition (eds A. D. Irvine, P. H. Hoeger and A. C. Yan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch21

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

  2. 3

    Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

  3. 4

    University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

  4. 5

    Catholic Children's Hospital Wilhelmstift, Hamburg, Germany

  5. 6

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  6. 7

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Pediatrics, Erasmus MC, Sophia Children's Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 3 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405176958

Online ISBN: 9781444345384

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Keywords:

  • napkin dermatitis;
  • prevention;
  • treatment;
  • miconazole combined with zinc paste

Summary

The choice of topical therapeutics in napkin dermatitis should be based on standardized measures and the relevant underlying aetiological factors. Napkin dermatitis only occurs in those wearing napkins: infants who and incontinent older children and adults. Napkin dermatitis is very common among those who wear napkins. Jordan et al. observed a napkin dermatitis frequency of 50% in a series of 1089 napkin-wearing children. This chapter provides a review of the evidence supporting the various modalities used to manage napkin dermatitis.