Nappy rash still a pain in the bum

Although much less common since the advent of disposable nappies, nappy rash remains a cause of much pain and angst for both babies and their parents.


According to paediatric dermatologist, Associate Professor David Orchard most babies will develop the condition at some stage during their infancy but these days it is rarely severe enough to warrant further referral beyond primary care.

Basically nappy rash is a contact irritant dermatitis, and in most cases the rash appears after a threshold of exposure (in this case to ...

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