Clearing Up Periumbilical Dermatitis Can Be a Snap

December 31, 2006

Persistent dermatitis in the region ofthe umbilicus can be caused by contactwith the metal back of a pantssnap.

Persistent dermatitis in the region ofthe umbilicus can be caused by contactwith the metal back of a pantssnap. To prevent further skin-to-metalcontact, recommend that the patientcoat the back of the snap with clearfingernail polish.-- Joe Knight, PA-C
   Chowchilla, Calif