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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

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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I have a rash between my butt cheeks/near anal area. Would Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) work? Is it even possible for adults to get rashes like diaper rashes anymore?

I have a rash between my butt cheeks/near anal area. Would Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) work? Is it even possible for adults to get rashes like diaper rashes anymore?

Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is ok.: If it's due to irritation, then Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) or even just plain vaseline should resolve your problem in a 2-3 days. If it's due to an infection, it will not improve, the pain will worsen, and you will need to see a doctor. ...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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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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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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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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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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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 anyone know a good remedy for diaper rash, other than desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) or a&d?

Does anyone know a good remedy for diaper rash, other than desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) or a&d?

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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I have a rash in my crotch area that will not go away. So far I have showered daily with Safeguard and applied Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) and Gold Bond powder.?

I have a rash in my crotch area that will not go away. So far I have showered daily with Safeguard and applied Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) and Gold Bond powder.?

Treat For Fungus: You may have a fungal skin infection called Tinea Cruris, aka Jock Itch. Warm/moist conditions in this area allow for fungal growth. Recommend good hygiene, bathing once or twice daily; thorough drying of area (hair dryer heat if needed). Over-the-counter anti-fungal cream (Lotrimin, Tinactin, (tolnaftate) Monistat) twice daily is needed to clear infection. See a doctor if not responding after 2-3 weeks of use ...Read more

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My daughter's skin is very sensitive & also allergic to sunblock. Is it true that you can use desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) diaper rash cream as a sunblock?

My daughter's skin is very sensitive & also allergic to sunblock. Is it true that you can use desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) diaper rash cream as a sunblock?

Sunscreen: A good sunscreen that is readily available over the counter and does not cause eczematous reactions is made by vanicream, look for it at your local pharmacy. ...Read more

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My 10 month old daughter has a severe diaper rash which includes broken, raw skin. I have used Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) and A&D liberally to no avail. What will help?

My 10 month old daughter has a severe diaper rash which includes broken, raw skin. I have used Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) and A&D liberally to no avail. What will help?

? Monilial: diaper rash, common, can be due to an antibiotic, keep the area dry and clean, don't use barrier creams for now, as Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) or A&D. Clotrimazole OTC cream twice a day over the affected areas, if no improvement in few days, see your pediatrician, ...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 (zinc oxide diaper cream) 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 (zinc oxide diaper cream) 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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Ve been using desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) diaper rash cream on my face for my acne. Will the zinc help my skin?

Ve been using desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) diaper rash cream on my face for my acne. Will the zinc help my skin?

Zinc: Zinc helps repair damaged tissue and heal wounds. There are some articles out there that suggest a zinc deficiency may contribute to acne issues. This of course is referring to dietary zinc deficiency. Zinc oxide topically is often used in sunscreens for its protective effect from the sun's harmful rays. I can't speak specifically about the use of Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) for acne - but if it helps you then use it. ...Read more

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Daughters diaper area looks burned with little bumps in her inner thigh can it be a yeast rash? Iva applied desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) also lotramin dr recomended it...

Yes: This may be a yeast rash. See your doctor if lotrimin (clotrimazole) is not helping. You can also try to keep the area clean and dry. If possible, letting your daughter spend time without a diaper on will help dry up the area and may speed healing. ...Read more

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9yr old son has had rash n cuts near anis. Have tried vasoline, neosporine, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) hydrocortisone, preporationh, lotrimin. Nothing has worked. Help?

9yr old son has had rash n cuts near anis. Have tried vasoline, neosporine, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) hydrocortisone, preporationh, lotrimin. Nothing has worked. Help?

Oral medication: Possible is needed a oral anti fungal. Lab test for ti check liver enzimes first. Some times before to recommended anything I will recommending to see a dermatology to found out more. I have many patients with similar problem and with lotrisome cream, plus salicilic can resolve with our to take anti fungal oral medication. Also check atopic dermatitis. ...Read more

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Daughters diaper rash hurts when I touch it or bathe her. Have tried nystatin desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) steroid cream for ezema nothing helps any suggestions?

Daughters diaper rash hurts when I touch it or bathe her. Have tried nystatin desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) steroid cream for ezema nothing helps any suggestions?

Is this yeast?: See a pediatrician and perhaps they will solve this problem for you. If not, have baby seen by a dermatologist and managed appropriately. Best wishes and hope she is better soon. ...Read more

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Is desitin ok for underarm rashes in adults?

Is desitin ok for underarm rashes in adults?

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 and see. If you do 2nd opinion you can send me a picture which is a big help. A picture is worth......... ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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

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

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

I often tell patient: To use Destine for all ages as it is very safe for raw irritated skin in going or between buttocks. ...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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What do you use desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) on their face for?

What do you use desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) 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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Can you put desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) cream over top of nystop powder?

Can you put desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) cream over top of nystop powder?

OK: Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is a barrier cream (zinc oxide) and Nystop is a anti-fungal powder. For anti-fungals to work they need to be placed on the skin directly --as you have done. The desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) will just 'seal out moisture' --so not a bad idea. ...Read more

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I recently heard of using desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) on the face. What is that for?

I recently heard of using desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) 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

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more


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