Treatment approach to a Perineal Rash

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Following tis ABCDE pneumonic will ensure that all aspects are covered for any Perineal Rash or Diaper Dermatitis in addition to the specific treatment- 

  • A   Air out the skin by allowing the child to go diaper-free intermittently. 
  • B   Barrier – use a paste or ointment to protect the skin, e.g. Creams with Zinc oxide, Coconut oil, etc. Higher Zinc Oxide concentrations make the creams more adherent and long-lasting.
  • C   Clean – keep the skin Clean 
  • D   Disposable Diapers  Change every 2-3 hours 
  • E   Educate  how to prevent a recurrence of diaper rash


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