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After colorectal surgery, careful attention to skin care is very important. Following a procedure, the stool will be loose and the increased frequency of bowel movements can be irritating to the skin. Your child will require frequent diaper changes with good skin care.

View the skin care guidelines (PDF).

Skin Breakdown Prevention Plan

Mild Skin Breakdown Treatment Plan

Moderate to Severe Skin Breakdown Treatment Plan (If skin is open, bleeding, wet or weepy)

Important Notes

Contact Information

If you have any questions about your child’s skin care regimen, please call 202-476-COLO (2656) or email us.