Comparison of Disposable Diapers with Fluff Absorbent and Fluff Plus Absorbent Polymers: Effects on Skin Hydration, Skin pH, and Diaper Dermatitis

Comparison of Disposable Diapers with Fluff Absorbent and Fluff Plus Absorbent Polymers: Effects... Abstract: Diaper dermatitis resuits from the action of a number of physical and chemical factors on the sicin. While its etiology is compiex, there is agreement that proionged contact between wet diapers and the skin leading to excessive hydration of the stratum comeum and reduced barrier function Is a primary factor. Recent research also indicates that pH elevation resulting from ammonia production increases tlie probability of skin damage due to fecai enzyme activity. New diapers containing absorbent polymers blended with ceilulose fiuff in the absorbent core iiave been developed. The absorbent polymer binds fluids and controls pH in the diaper environment. To assess the effectiveness of these diapers, a ciinical study was conducted with approximately 150 infants over 15 weeks, using fiuff diapers and absorbent polymer diapers. The resuits clearly showed that the diapers with absorbent polymer provide a better skin environment than those with fluff only with respect to lower skin wetness and pH control (instrumentai measurements). In addition, tite cilnlclans’ grades indicated a directional reduction In diaper rash severity. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Pediatric Dermatology Wiley

Comparison of Disposable Diapers with Fluff Absorbent and Fluff Plus Absorbent Polymers: Effects on Skin Hydration, Skin pH, and Diaper Dermatitis

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Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 1989 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
0736-8046
eISSN
1525-1470
DOI
10.1111/j.1525-1470.1989.tb01005.x
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Abstract

Abstract: Diaper dermatitis resuits from the action of a number of physical and chemical factors on the sicin. While its etiology is compiex, there is agreement that proionged contact between wet diapers and the skin leading to excessive hydration of the stratum comeum and reduced barrier function Is a primary factor. Recent research also indicates that pH elevation resulting from ammonia production increases tlie probability of skin damage due to fecai enzyme activity. New diapers containing absorbent polymers blended with ceilulose fiuff in the absorbent core iiave been developed. The absorbent polymer binds fluids and controls pH in the diaper environment. To assess the effectiveness of these diapers, a ciinical study was conducted with approximately 150 infants over 15 weeks, using fiuff diapers and absorbent polymer diapers. The resuits clearly showed that the diapers with absorbent polymer provide a better skin environment than those with fluff only with respect to lower skin wetness and pH control (instrumentai measurements). In addition, tite cilnlclans’ grades indicated a directional reduction In diaper rash severity.

Journal

Pediatric DermatologyWiley

Published: Jun 1, 1989

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