Research out of Johns Hopkins Children's Center finds skin irritations caused by toilet seats are making a comeback with cases popping up in pediatricians' offices.
Lead investigator Bernard Cohen, M.D., says, "Toilet seat dermatitis is one of those legendary conditions described in medical textbooks and seen in underdeveloped countries, but one that younger pediatricians have not come across in their daily practice." Cohen, director of pediatric dermatology at Hopkins Children's Center, went on to say that, "If our small analysis is any indication of what's happening, we need to make sure the condition is on every pediatrician's radar."
The research, published in the February journal Pediatrics, found the culprits responsible for the re-emergence to be harsh cleaning chemicals and exotic, fashionable wooden toilet seats--especially those covered in varnishes and paints.
Cohen says children can develop irritation with repeated use of a wooden seat or repeatedRead More »from "Poop" Dermatitis Making A Comeback. WHAT???