What causes diaper dermatitis?

Updated: Oct 16, 2020
  • Author: Ruchir Agrawal, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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The following causes have been noted:

  • Overhydration of the skin [7]

  • Maceration

  • Prolonged contact with urine and feces

  • Retained diaper soaps

  • Topical preparations

  • More than 3 diarrheal stools per day

  • Adverse effects of oral antibiotics

  • Early sign of biotin deficiency [8]


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