Last updated on February 2018

Trial Comparing Calmoseptine Ointment and Desitin Diaper Rash Paste in Diaper Dermatitis in Neonates and Infants

Brief description of study

The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy and safety of Calmoseptine Ointment and Desitin Maximum Strength 40% Zinc Oxide Diaper Rash Paste in the treatment of diaper dermatitis among Neonates and Infants.

Detailed Study Description

This is a single-center, randomized, controlled, assessor-blinded clinical trial. Neonates born in UP-PGH or infants (< 1 year of age) in the general pediatric wards for any condition who have diaper dermatitis are recruited and randomized to treatment with either Calmoseptine Ointment or Desitin Maximum Strength 40% Zinc Oxide Diaper Rash Paste as part of a structured skin care regimen. Each participant has one week total participation, unless withdrawn. Baseline data are collected and study treatment initiated on study entry day. Treatment continued and follow up data collected on six subsequent follow up days. Primary outcome: healing of Diaper Dermatitis after six days of treatment, defined as a Diaper Dermatitis Severity Score of zero attributed by blinded assessment. Secondary outcomes: Diaper Dermatitis Severity Score at each day of treatment; size of affected area; incidence of Candida infection; adverse events.

Zinc Oxide Ointment preparations including Calmoseptine Ointment and Desitin Maximum Strength 40% Diaper Rash Paste have been used to treat diaper dermatitis for many years around the world. There are no known reported hypersensitivities to either product and no reported serious adverse events. As the proposed study is in neonates and infants, as a precaution the evidence relating to the safety and toxicity of individual ingredients were reviewed for the trial protocol prior to commencement.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02716415

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