CONSULTATIONS AND COMMENTS: Refractory Diaper Dermatitis? Two Additional Strategies . . .
September 01, 2006
I enjoyed reading the article "Diaper Dermatitis" in your June issue. To the many treatments discussed, I would offer 2 additional management points. First, persistent and/or recurrent diaper rash is more common when children older than 12 months continue to drink from the bottle. Excess fluid intake leads to soppy diapers and often, sloppy stools. When the cup replaces the bottle, diapers and firmer stools ensue--and accompanying rashes disappear.