Diaper eczema is a type of eczema that occurs in the diaper area among the people, and is seen in the skin areas covered with diapers. It can also be seen in the fold areas where the skin comes into contact with each other. The fact that the skin remains moist with the effect of urine and poop and irritation due to friction paves the way for the development of eczema in these areas. Moist and irritated skin also facilitates the development of infections due to fungi and bacteria. It is less common in breastfed infants than formula-fed infants. Features 6-8, which is passed to additional food. The risk of developing diaper eczema increases as the contents of the stool change from the first months of age. In addition, urinary tract infections that increase the frequency of urine, diarrhea that increase the frequency of stool, nutritional disorders, predisposition to allergies, congenital eczema, and glandular eczema are common in cases of drug use. Gland eczema should not be seen only as a disease, it should be conscious to prevent its formation.
Especially in the first years of life, since the number of daily urination and defecation is frequent, the diaper should be changed frequently and cleaned with cottons moistened with warm water, then dried. Zinc-containing cream and/or paste formulations are the best choice for daily care in the diaper area. These products should be applied to the genital area and both sides of the butt without being fed. Thus, it creates a barrier that will prevent the contact between the skin and the cloth, which reduces the irritation of the skin. If cleaning wipes are to be used, products that do not contain paraben, perfume and alcohol should be preferred. Especially in poop cleaning, these products should be used by rinsing with plenty of water. One of the most common mistakes is the use of daily mushroom creams and cortisone creams. Fungal infections and allergic reactions frequently accompany gland eczema. However, these drugs should be used under the supervision of a doctor and for a short time. Otherwise, resistance to the effects of the drugs develops, and in long-term use, it is possible for the drugs to pass through the skin into the bloodstream.