barrier preparations

barrier preparations

topically applied water-repellent creams/ointments (e.g. zinc cream BP, zinc ointment BP, zinc and caster oil ointment BP) used to prevent skin maceration
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The current guidance on candidal nappy rash recommends treatment with imidazole cream (clotrimazole, econazole or miconazole) and that no barrier preparation is used until the infection has resolved (NICE, 2013).
Apply a thin layer of a suitable barrier preparation at each nappy change, ointments are more effective than creams as they provide a better moisture barrier