Call Us: 1.800.227.3551

Why do people get Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (AKA diaper rash)?

Diaper rash or Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD)  is caused by urine and stool that's been left on the skin for too long, causing damage to the layers of the skin. 

If a patient already has a rash, they can relieve it by applying topical solutions or corticosteroids.

To prevent diaper rash, routinely cleanse the skin with a mild soap and warm (but not hot) water or adult washcloths. Moisturize the skin daily. And finally, protect the skin with a moisture-barrier cream or spray.

If you're not already using Prevail®, consider switching. Skilled Nursing Facilities using Prevail® protective hygiene and adult washcloths products saw a 71% reduction in Incontinence Associated Dermatitis cases among their residents *

*according to an independent study conducted September – November 2017 among incontinent skilled nursing facility residents

 

Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Please reach out to our eNurse team for any protective hygiene questions. Contact Now!

Source: Prevail eNurse Team.

 

Related Topics

Ask a Prevail eNurse™

Get around-the-clock support from expert nurses.

Get the latest on leaks

Click below to sign up to get our newsletter.     
X

eNurse™

Have a question? Our eNurse team is here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whether you're experiencing leaks for the first time, caring for a loved one with incontinence, or a veteran healthcare professional with questions, our team of licensed nurses have heard it all, and are ready to lend their confidential, respectful, and personalized expertise at any time.

Contact us anytime at 866-573-3776 or chat with us live Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET.