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Diaper Cream Medication
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
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 ...Read more
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
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
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
Crisco: It makes for a great thick barrier on the skin. Preferred " ointment" by many moms I know. ...Read more
We ran out of desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) for my baby, is there anything else I can use for one day?
What is better to use daily for a 3 month baby, Johnson baby powder or diaper cream with every diaper change (there is no rash)?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Yes you can: more important though is to keep the skin dry and clean as much as you can ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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