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Jacquest Erythema (Diaper Rash or Jacquet Dermatitis) : Causes, Symptoms...



Jacquest Erythema (Also known as Diaper Rash or Jacquet Dermatitis) is very common in babies and is not a sign of parental neglect.
Diaper rash appears on the skin under a diaper. Diaper rash typically occurs in infants and children younger than 2 years, but the rash can also be seen in people who are incontinent or paralyzed.
Diaper rash is most commonly a kind of contact dermatitis.
Diaper rash may become secondarily infected by bacteria or yeast normally present on the skin. In this case, topical antibiotic ointments provide a rapid and effective therapy.
Avoidance of skin irritants by frequent diaper changing provides the number-one preventative measure.

Effective treatments include frequent diaper changes, application of topical barriers (for example, petroleum jelly), and rarely topical antibiotic/antifungal ointments, or low-potency hydrocortisone cream. High-potency steroid creams, powders, and concentrated baking-soda/boric-acid baths and neomycin-containing ointments are to be avoided.

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