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A female asked:
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 female asked:
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.
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
A 28-year-old male asked:
60 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
GET A 2ND OPINION: The dermatologist suggested a treatment which is not effective. See another doctor.
53 years experience Orthodontics
Itch: I know everyone wants a quick OTC fix. Instead of trying to mask symptoms, better to determine the cause. Consult with a Dermatologist. Ask your GP ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
18 years experience Dermatology
Dependent on cause: Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is essentially a skin protectant used to treat or prevent skin breakdown from irritants like urine in sensitive area ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
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 43-year-old member asked:
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Skin irritation: This non prescription cream helps moisturizer and decrease inflammation. One should see a change in 2 or 3 days.
A 37-year-old member asked:
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 46-year-old member asked:
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:
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:
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.
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