Gluteal dermatitis

Gluteal dermatitis is an irritation of the skin on the buttocks.

The reasons

Infant skin lesions are caused either by an infection or an external irritant, and sometimes by both causes at once.


Redness, swelling, papules and microvesicles develop. Some of them open, forming weeping areas.


The first thing to do is disinfection. For this, baths with potassium permanganate and “coloring” solutions or “colorless” antiseptics are used (antiseptic soap can also be used). There are also special creams and ointments, but only a doctor can prescribe them.

Long-term use of ointments containing cortisone or its derivatives (corticoids) that does not immediately bring relief should be avoided, because they have very serious side effects: they can cause a secondary reaction.

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