Adult Diaper Rash: Symptoms and Causes

Adult Diaper
Adult Diaper

Undoubtedly, adult diapers offer both wearers and caregivers the much needed peace of mind. For wearer, adult diapers allow leading a normal life and for caregiver it is all about freedom from changing or washing soiled clothes frequently. With the benefits that adult diapers provide it also brings in a problem of rashes or Diaper Dermatitis. Diaper dermatitis is an allergy that causes redness, irritation and discomfort in the diaper area. Rashes are generally caused due to the skin staying wet because of the constant contact with the chemicals of urine and stool.

Adult Diaper Rash
Adult Diaper Rash

Some of the symptoms, causes and treatment for diaper dermatitis/rashes are as follows.

SYMPTOMS

  • Skin in the diaper area i.e. buttocks, thighs and genitals becomes red, sore, and tender-looking.
  • Texture of the skin changes from normal to bumpy, rough and itchy.
  • Skin may become chapped and in some cases boils, pimples and pus-filled sores may also occur.

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