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desitin uses for adults

A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Waste of time: If used for comfort, it is fine. However, it has no effect on the germs and will not kill them or permit healing.
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Desitin: Desitin doesn't treat yeast infection. It contains zinc oxide that acts as an occlusive barrier. It is likely to make worse yeast infections. You nee ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
29 years experience Dermatology
I often tell patient: to use Destine for all ages as it is very safe for raw irritated skin in going or between buttocks.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Browning
30 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Yes, desiring is a moisture barrier. Another inexpensive product you might try (another soothing moisture barrier used by adults) is calmoseptine, whi ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Desitin rash: Is desitin ok for underarm rashes in adults? ANS: this will depend on what is causing the rash. There are many causes. So read directions. Follow them ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
60 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
GET A 2ND OPINION: The dermatologist suggested a treatment which is not effective. See another doctor.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
38 years experience Podiatry
Diaper rash: Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is used mainly for diaper rash, but it can also be used to coat skin areas to prevent chaffing.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
35 years experience Pediatrics
Crisco: It makes for a great thick barrier on the skin. Preferred " ointment" by many moms I know.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
25 years experience Pediatrics
Vaseline: Vaseline or petroleum jelly is fine for a day or two. Also a and d ointment.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Maybe: Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is actually for dry irritated skin. If this is the problem than it will probably help to relieve itching.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
36 years experience Dermatology
Desiten: Desiten is a baby ointment for diaper rash. But it might help other rashes, such as eczema. I don't think it will help wrinkles or anything else spec ... Read More
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