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Diaper Cream (Overview)

A commercial manufacturer may formulate a cream with natural and chemically produced substances and market it as a diaper cream without rigorous fda testing. Many diaper creams have zinc oxide, vitamin a &d, glycerin or petroleum jelly. Often the purpose of the diaper cream is to separate urine and stool from the baby's skin without fostering irritation or infection on the skin.


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18 month old male has red bumps on his inner thighs and few red bumps on buttocks. What is it. Diaper cream does not clear it up?

18 month old male has red bumps on his inner thighs and few red bumps on buttocks. What is it. Diaper cream does not clear it up?

Infection: It could be a fungal, yeast, infection, or possibly a bacterial infection usually caused by staph or strep bacteria. Any over-the-counter antifungal cream a woman uses for vaginal yeast would work for that cause. Quicker diaper changes and gentle cleaning may help. Bacitracin or neosporin twice daily should help if it is a minor skin infection. Call the doctor if not better in 4-5 days. ...Read more

Diaper Cream (Overview)

A commercial manufacturer may formulate a cream with natural and chemically produced substances and market it as a diaper cream without rigorous fda testing. Many diaper creams have zinc oxide, vitamin a &d, glycerin or petroleum jelly. Often the purpose of the diaper cream is to separate urine and stool from the baby's skin without fostering irritation or infection on the skin.


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My 4 month old was prescribed a diaper cream from the pharmacy. After using it for a day she has hives on her diaper area. Should we call the doctor?

My 4 month old was prescribed a diaper cream from the pharmacy. After using it for a day she has hives on her diaper area. Should we call the doctor?

Stop the cream: Any product you apply to the skin may trigger an allergic response. It may be the main ingredient or other ingredients in the cream. Remove the product from babies skin & call during regular hours if baby is ok except for the hives. If there are other worisome symptoms call now. ...Read more

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Which diaper creams work the best, and which don't do much at all?

Which diaper creams work the best, and which don't do much at all?

Depends: First of all, if you have trouble getting rid of diaper rash, stop using wipies. Otherwise, some rashes respond best to zinc oxide, some to nystatin, and some to corn starch - need to eyeball the actual rash to decide which to try first. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: diaper cream?

A commercial product: A commercial manufacturer may formulate a cream with natural and chemically produced substances and market it as a diaper cream without rigorous fda testing. Many diaper creams have zinc oxide, vitamin a &d, glycerin or petroleum jelly. Often the purpose of the diaper cream is to separate urine and stool from the baby's skin without fostering irritation or infection on the skin. ...Read more

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Is it ok if the diaper cream enter the female part and annus of my baby?

Is it ok if the diaper cream enter the female part and annus of my baby?

No problem: Diaper cream should not be any problem for your baby unless she has an allergy to any of the ingredients, which is rare. ...Read more

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What's the best baby diaper cream for diaper rashes?

Triple paste: Treiple paste is absorbent and will act as a barrier to protect skin from urine and feces. Clean with mild soapy water and then regularly apply triple paste to protect area. ...Read more

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My LO eats soap L detergent diaper cream and likes it could this be a sign of PICA!? She won't eat normal food but likes strange things

My LO eats soap L detergent diaper cream and likes it could this be a sign of PICA!? She won't eat normal food but likes strange things

Not till age 2, but: keep those items out of her reach 24/7. Have her pediatrician check her for iron-deficiency & developmental delays. At 1 year, wean from bottles; offer a maximum of 16-21 oz. Of milk + milk products/ day in open-mouth cups only at sit-down meals; no juice or Sippee cups. Give water for thirst between meals. Put 1 tbsp. Of each food on her plate at each meal; let her finger-feed & ask for more. ...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

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3mo old baby's diaper last changed at 8:30p. Dad and I didn't want to wake her up for a change as she mostly sleeps through the night. She woke up at 6:30a. We use 40% Zinc Oxide diaper cream. Harm?

Depends: For a baby who is sleeping through the night, not ill with diarrhea or fever, this is fine. Congrats on your baby sleeping through the night, this is an important milestone! ...Read more

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Can you use Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) on a newborn baby?

Can you use Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) on a newborn baby?

Yes you can: More important though is to keep the skin dry and clean as much as you can ...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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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 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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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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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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Does desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) work to treat athletes foot?

Does desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) work to treat athletes foot?

Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) =Zn oxide: Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is used for diaper rash, its ingredient = zinc oxide, is not an antifungal. Since athlete's foot (tinea pedis) is caused by a fungus in the skin of the feet, u get better results if using an antifungal topical-- cream, ointment, powder or spray--. Common otc topical agents are terbinafine (lamisil), azoles: ketocon (nizoral), clotrim (lotrimin), flucon (mycocide) & tolnaftate (tinactin). ...Read more

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Is desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) supposed to be used to fight acne?

Is desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) supposed to be used to fight acne?

Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream): Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is a barrier cream used mostly for diaper rash. It is not likely to help acne and may clog pores which could lead to more acne. There are many helpful treatments that could be recommended by your doctor. ...Read more

Diaper (Definition)

Used to collect bodily ...Read more