The Effects of Wearing Diapers on Skin

The Effects of Wearing Diapers on Skin Abstract: Wearing dry and wet cloth and disposable diaper materials has certain effects on the degree of skin wetness. These, in turn, affect the coefficient of skin friction, the skin's susceptibility to abrasion damage, its permeability, and its support of microbial growth. These effects were explored using an adult model wearing forearm patches. The adult model was validated by comparisons of skin wetness and friction values for infants and adults determined under similar conditions. Skin wetness was proportional to diaper wetness. With increased skin wetness, there were increased coefficients of friction and increased abrasion damage, skin permeability, and microbial growth. Cloth diaper material produced wetter skin than did disposable diaper material at equivalent loadings. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Pediatric Dermatology Wiley

The Effects of Wearing Diapers on Skin

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 1986 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
0736-8046
eISSN
1525-1470
DOI
10.1111/j.1525-1470.1986.tb00497.x
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Abstract

Abstract: Wearing dry and wet cloth and disposable diaper materials has certain effects on the degree of skin wetness. These, in turn, affect the coefficient of skin friction, the skin's susceptibility to abrasion damage, its permeability, and its support of microbial growth. These effects were explored using an adult model wearing forearm patches. The adult model was validated by comparisons of skin wetness and friction values for infants and adults determined under similar conditions. Skin wetness was proportional to diaper wetness. With increased skin wetness, there were increased coefficients of friction and increased abrasion damage, skin permeability, and microbial growth. Cloth diaper material produced wetter skin than did disposable diaper material at equivalent loadings.

Journal

Pediatric DermatologyWiley

Published: Feb 1, 1986

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