Neonatal skin care: A concise review

Molly J. Ness, Dawn M.R. Davis, William A. Carey

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Abstract

Skin care practices play an important role in the health of well newborns and hospitalized neonates. Fortunately, for many aspects of neonatal skin care, there exist evidence- or consensus-based recommendations to guide best practices. Based on our review of the recent medical literature, we include in this manuscript the current recommendations regarding neonatal skin cleansing and antisepsis; umbilical cord care; use of emollients; and prevention of diaper dermatitis. In addition, we review the recommended practices for preventing and treating pressure ulcers, wounds, and other skin injuries in hospitalized neonates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-22
Number of pages9
JournalInternational journal of dermatology
Volume52
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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