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Is it possible that adults use desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) cream?

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Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 29 years experience
I often tell patient: to use Destine for all ages as it is very safe for raw irritated skin in going or between buttocks.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

How fast can desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) work?

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Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 18 years experience
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 areas.Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is great for treating mild diaper rash to other skin fold, moisture-related problems. If you are treating regular diaper rash and it is mild, expect it to take 2-3 days to settle down. If it is more severe and tender, it can take up to a week to finally quiet dow.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How fast does desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) take to work?

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Dr. Archibald Miller
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Skin irritation: This non prescription cream helps moisturizer and decrease inflammation. One should see a change in 2 or 3 days.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What are the uses of desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream)?

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Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 38 years experience
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:

I ran out of desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) for my baby, what else can I use for the night?

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Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Crisco: It makes for a great thick barrier on the skin. Preferred " ointment" by many moms I know.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Will desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) work on an adult rash as well?

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Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 36 years experience
Desiten: Desiten is a baby ointment for diaper rash. But it might help other rashes, such as eczema.

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