Nappy Rash


Reviewed Amy Donnelly
August 2009
Clinical Guidelines Back Newborn Services Home Page
Prevention Treatment of an Excoriated Bottom Candida Nappy Rash Severe Nappy Rash


For High Risk Infants:

Treatment of an Excoriated Bottom

Severe Nappy Rash

Treatment of Candidiasis

Nappy rash Flow Chart: Recommended Barrier Products


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Ralf, A., (2008). Skin care of the diaper area. Pediatric Dermatology, 25(4), 427-433.

7 Rowe, J., McCall., & Kent, B. (2008). The clinical effectiveness of barrier preparations in the prevention and treatment of nappy dermatitis in infants and preschool children of nappy age: A systematic review. International Journal of evidenced-Based Healthcare