Talk:Irritant diaper dermatitis
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Just signing my work now that I have an ID. For the record, no I'm not an expert in the subject, my article should be considered just a little more than a stub. Created it after clicking on a "page does not exist" yet link
LittleBrother jan 13 2004
- hope this clears it up changed the sentence struture, now more clearly says shark liver oil (and wikified!) -LittleBrother 18 November 205 UTC 06:13
I'm also not an expert on the subject, but I am writing a paper for graduate school. A more prolific Wikipedia user told me not to "waste it", so I've included part of my rough draft on the etiology of diaper rash. Just as an aside - I removed the reference to "ammoniacal diaper rash" because all of my references seem to agree that ammonia is not a major cause of diaper rash, as was once thought, and therefore the name is misleading.
Aharonan 12:41, 21 November 2005 (UTC)
I am not comfortable actually editing your article, but I have an issue with one of your references: 12^ "Patient information: Diaper rash in infants and children". UpToDate Marketing. http://www.uptodate.com/patients/content/topic.do?topicKey=~xrAHHNqmCOJqF1t.
I suspect that there are political and economic drivers behind the recommendation that disposable diapers be used during diaper rash. It makes much more sense to suggest a BREATHABLE diaper to prevent as well as cure diaper rash. Please take a more detailed look at the difference between natural fibers such as cotton with a breathable cover such as wool compared to plastic covered, bleached and fragranced wood pulp full of super absorbent sodium polyacrylate gel.
Here are some references, found at http://www.realdiaperassociation.org/real-diaper-news/quarterly_article_mullen_diaper-rash-comparing-diaper-choices.htm, which you may want to consider: Boiko, S. 1997. Diapers and diaper rashes. February 1, 1997. Dermatology Nursing. Shin, H.T. 2005. Diaper dermatitis that does not quit. Dermatologic Therapy, 18: 124-135. Weiner, F. 1979. The relationship of diapers to diaper rashes in the one-month-old infant. The Journal of Pediatrics, 95: 422-424. Stein, H. 1982. Incidence of diaper rash when using cloth and disposable diapers The Journal of Pediatrics, 101: 721-723.
I agree with their statement that "we need a new study on diaper rash that is independent of disposable diaper manufacturers" that also takes into account the other contributing factors such as frequency of diaper change.