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Does desitin ointment cure acne?

Does desitin ointment cure acne?

Maybe.: Desitin 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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My 1week old baby but is bright red and irritated is this a diaper rash? A&d ointment and desitin aren't working! What is diaper rash? How to get rid?

My 1week old baby but is bright red and irritated is this a diaper rash? A&d ointment and desitin aren't working! What is diaper rash? How to get rid?

Have rash seen ASAP: Diaper rash is rash in diaper area. There are many causes. Irritation, bacterial &viral infections, fungal infection, allergic reaction-all can trigger rash. Disposable diapers, by keeping that area warm & moist trigger these rashes. Societies where disposable diapers are rarely used, hardly see many rashes. What u have described shd be seen ASAP to determine the cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How fast does desitin take to work?

How fast does desitin take to work?

Skin irritation: This non prescription cream helps moisturizer and decrease inflammation. One should see a change in 2 or 3 days. ...Read more

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What do you use desitin on their face for?

What do you use desitin on their face for?

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 specific for the face. It's very greasy. ...Read more

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What are the uses of desitin?

What are the uses of desitin?

Diaper rash: Desitin is used mainly for diaper rash, but it can also be used to coat skin areas to prevent chaffing. ...Read more

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How fast can desitin work?

How fast can desitin work?

Dependent on cause: Desitin is essentially a skin protectant used to treat or prevent skin breakdown from irritants like urine in sensitive areas.Desitin 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. ...Read more

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I recently heard of using desitin on the face. What is that for?

I recently heard of using desitin on the face. What is that for?

Desiten: Desiten is a baby ointment for diaper rash. I don't think it would hurt you but it's probably too greasy for your face. ...Read more