Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and its Impact on Skin Health

Feet of a newborn infant in NICU

Tens of thousands of infants in the US alone are impacted annually by prenatal opioid exposure and suffer from multiple conditions due to withdrawal known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS).

A high incidence rate of diaper dermatitis was previously reported in infants suffering from NAS. Neurologic irritability, skin excoriation and scratches at the sacral area and extremities and sucking blisters are frequently observed in infants with NAS, posing challenges for skin care regimens.

For more information on NAS and evidence-based care, download the PDF below for education and training:

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Its Impact on Skin Health

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