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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 37 years experience
Desiten: Desiten is a baby ointment for diaper rash. But it might help other rashes, such as eczema.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

Will desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) (for baby's diaper rash) work on an adult rash?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Open to air: The best remedy for diaper rash is to clean the area thoroughly and often. After cleaning air dry or fan with your hand or use a blow dryer on cool. Leave the diaper off when you can. Creams are basically a barrier and when using take care to dry the area off well before applying. Also some diaper rashes will require medicated cream. You may want to call your pediatrician.
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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 42 years experience
Skin irritation: This non prescription cream helps moisturizer and decrease inflammation. One should see a change in 2 or 3 days.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 30 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?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 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.
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Last updated Nov 3, 2016
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