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Neonatal skin care: a concise review
Article first published online: 26 DEC 2012
© 2013 The International Society of Dermatology
International Journal of Dermatology
Volume 52, Issue 1, pages 14–22, January 2013
How to Cite
Ness, M. J., Davis, D. M. R. and Carey, W. A. (2013), Neonatal skin care: a concise review. International Journal of Dermatology, 52: 14–22. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2012.05687.x
- Issue published online: 26 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 26 DEC 2012
Skin care practices play an important role in the health of well newborns and hospitalized neonates. Fortunately, for many aspects of neonatal skin care, there exist evidence- or consensus-based recommendations to guide best practices. Based on our review of the recent medical literature, we include in this manuscript the current recommendations regarding neonatal skin cleansing and antisepsis; umbilical cord care; use of emollients; and prevention of diaper dermatitis. In addition, we review the recommended practices for preventing and treating pressure ulcers, wounds, and other skin injuries in hospitalized neonates.