The next challenge influencing successful implementation of UNHS in the current study was vernix caseosa, a physiological substance produced by the fetus in utero.
 recommend that in order for more neonates to be assessed, and for confounding factors such as the presence of vernix caseosa to be minimised, screening should take place on day 3 of life, at the midwife outpatient unit.
Otros procesos, como la vernix caseosa, el rubor generalizado, hipertricosis, melanosis pustulosa neonatal transitoria o la inestabilidad vasomotora cutanea, desapareceran a los pocos dias o semanas.
La prevalencia de la vernix caseosa en nuestra serie 49.2%, es muy superior al 14.2% encontrado por Boccardi et al., consideramos que fundamentalmente se debe a diferencias en el momento de la exploracion, el 83.5% de nuestros neonatos fue explorado el primer dia, mientras que en el registro italiano el 56.1% se examino al segundo dia.
Since little is known about the vernix caseosa
, it is important to educate mothers about the benefits of it.
Harmful cord practices10, vigorous application of mustard oil to the skin of the newborn12, use of a pacifier13, removal of vernix caseosa
at the time of birth14, application of surma15, powder sprinkling16, laying of baby17, and giving water to the baby10 are some of the other harmful or potentially harmful practices found in the present study.
Amniotic fluid embolism syndrome is that amniotic fluid that contains a complex mixture of maternal extracellular fluid, foetal urine, foetal squamous cells, lanugo hair, vernix caseosa
, mucus, meconium, foetal antigens and potent vasoactive components such as thromboplastin, plasmin activator, vasoconstrictor endothelin, platelet activating factor, prostaglandin F2[infinity] (a potent pulmonary vasoconstrictor) and endogenous mediators like histamine, bradykinin, endothelin, leukotriene and arachidonic acid metabolites.
The vernix caseosa
is a thin fatty layer which starts developing on the fetal skin from the 28th week of gestation, changing the conductivity in the maternal volume conductor.
The ingredients of this cream was discovered through the Dutch researchers unraveling the ingredients of the protective film called Vernix caseosa
(VC) that covers the foetus and newborn babies, helping skin growth before and after birth.
Jouandeaud, Silab; "Basic skin evaluation methods," Randy Wickett, Ph.D, University of Cincinnati; "The role of vernix caseosa
in neonatal adaption," Marty O.
Meconium, the dark green viscous first stool of a newborn, is a collection of debris consisting of desquamated cells of the alimentary tract and skin, lanugo, fatty material from the vernix caseosa
, amniotic fluid, and various intestinal secretions.