Perianal care proven to reduce the incidence of diaper dermatitis

Lina Mahayaty, Nani Nurhaeni, Dessie Wanda, Fitriah

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Abstract

Maintaining a clean perianal area is an attempt to prevent and treat diaper dermatitis. The purpose of cleaning the perianal area is to prevent irritation. The practice of cleaning the perianal area is done by considering the physiology of the skin such as, normal flora, bacteria, and skin pH. Cleaning the perianal area can use water and a soft cloth without rubbing the skin hard. The purpose of applying evidence based in nursing practice is to identify the effect of perianal care by using water against diaper dermatitis with skin integrity issues. Search evidence of nursing practice used the PICO analysis. Thirty-four toddlers were divided into two groups: the intervention group (n = 17) and the control group (n = 17). The analysis used was Wilcoxon, and Mann-Whitney test. There was no significant difference in diaper dermatitis score in the intervention group and control group (ρ> 0.05). Cleaning the perianal area using water and tissues can be used to prevent and treat diaper dermatitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1212-1217
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021

Keywords

  • Diaper dermatitis
  • Perianal care
  • Skin integrity

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