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Does desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) help an eczema rash?

Does desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) help an eczema rash?

No.: For eczema you will generally require a topical steroid. The required potency of the steroid will depend upon how inflammed the lesion appears to be, how long it has been present and the location. Triamcinolone is often a good choice. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Does desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) (zinc oxide) treat a PPD allergy?

Does desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) (zinc oxide) treat a PPD allergy?

No: Zinc oxide is a topical cream used for barrier protection ie. Diaper rash: desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) creates a barrier for the skin against contact with feces/urine to prevent irritation). A PPD allergy is a systemic reaction after being exposed to the injection your immune system develops a response that a topical cream like zinc oxide will not be useful ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
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Does desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) (zinc oxide) treat a PPD allergy?

No: Zinc oxide is a topical cream used for barrier protection ie. Diaper rash: desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) creates a barrier for the skin against contact with feces/urine to prevent irritation). A PPD allergy is a systemic reaction after being exposed to the injection your immune system develops a response that a topical cream like zinc oxide will not be useful ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What is desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) cream? An anti fungal?

What is desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) cream? An anti fungal?

Not antifungal: Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is an over the counter barrier cream used to protect the skin from breakdown but has no antibiotic or antifungal properties. ...Read more

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Can adults use desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) on anal rashes?

Can adults use desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) on anal rashes?

Yes: Yes, desiring is a moisture barrier. Another inexpensive product you might try (another soothing moisture barrier used by adults) is calmoseptine, which is available over the counter as well. ...Read more

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Is Domeboro Powder or Aveno powder better for itchy contact dermatitis rash?

Is Domeboro Powder or Aveno powder better for itchy contact dermatitis rash?

Eh...: I'm thinking even OTC hydrocortisone cream/ointment would be better for allergic contact dermatitis. If just irritation, perhaps the powders would offer some relief. Just saying from the responses I've gotten from patients. ...Read more

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Is sudo cream for ichy skin or allergy?

Is sudo cream for ichy skin or allergy?

diaper rash: Sudocreme contains zinc oxide which is the same white cream lifeguards used to put on their noses to prevent sunburn. It is a water repellent to protect sensitive skin. It is not used for treatment of allergies or itchy skin, but can be helpful for the sensitive buttock skin in newborns with diaper rash. ...Read more

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Will desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) diaper rash cream clog pores?

Will desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) diaper rash cream clog pores?

No: Not ever had that happen.I also like a&d ointment, boudreaux's butt paste, calendula...As options. ...Read more

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Does desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) ointment cure acne?

Does desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) ointment cure acne?

Maybe.: Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is zinc oxide, which has two principle purposes. It is very effective as a moisture barrier (hence used on a baby's bottom to prevent diaper rash) and as en effective sun block. There is some evidence that it results in a reduction in the production of sebum, the oil produced by our sebaceous skin glands. Therefore it may play a role in the treatment of acne. Check with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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

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

Desiten: Desiten is a baby ointment for diaper rash. But it might help other rashes, such as eczema. ...Read more

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I got an allergic reaction to aveeno (oatmeal) moisturizer, why?

I got an allergic reaction to aveeno (oatmeal) moisturizer, why?

Sensitivity?: You maybe sensitive to the "other" ingredients. Or you may be applying the moisturizer on dry skin-therefore irritating the surface. Always wet the skin with cool/tepid water-pat dry and apply the moisturizer. This "soak and seal" technique is essential for eczema/atopic dermatitis. ...Read more

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Can desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) rapid relief cream help heat rash?

Can desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) rapid relief cream help heat rash?

No: Heat rash, or miliaria, is due to blocked sweat ducts in the skin. The best treatment is to cool and fan the area to allow sweating to resume and unclog the ducts. ...Read more

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Are allergy vaccines helpful in allergic dermatitis?

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Are allergy vaccines helpful in allergic dermatitis?

Probably: Not as strongly effective as with airways allergies, need to be prescribed and monitored by an expert, an allergist, in selected patients, after controlling the environment and trial of other modalities, and control of symptoms, good luck ...Read more

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Can desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) help rash on adult vagina?

Can desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) help rash on adult vagina?

Possibly...: However it depends on what the trash is from. If it is from friction and just general irritation, it could. However, i'd it is not, and from am infection of some sort, not likely. It will not hurt you though. Most likely if it does not improve, you should consider having your primary care or gyn doc give you a formal diagnosis. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Is eczema from milk allergy?

Is eczema from milk allergy?

Not totally: In some kids, cows milk may further irritate eczema. However, cows milk does not cause eczema primarily. Talk to your dr before switching a babys formula or milk. ...Read more

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Can I use desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) for itching?

Can I use desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) for itching?

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. ...Read more

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Is a euphorbia allergy a latex allergy?

Is a euphorbia allergy a latex allergy?

Question of the week: Delores ibanez et al reported in allergy 59; 1127:2004 an association between latex from the poinsettia (euphorbia pulcherrima) & asthma. In at least 1 patient skin testing was positive to latex from the poinsettia & natural rubber latex. Inhalation challenges with poinettia extract but not latex rubber triggered asthma. Poinettias & not xmas trees may be the cause of xmas time asthma attacks! ...Read more

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Desitin (Definition)

Zinc oxide diaper cream ...Read more