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Dr. Howard Schneider
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Petrolatum Diaper Ointment (Overview)

Petrolatum diaper ointment is a skin-related agent.


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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

Dr. Howard Schneider
3 doctors shared insights

Petrolatum Diaper Ointment (Overview)

Petrolatum diaper ointment is a skin-related agent.


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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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Can you tell me if i could use baby diaper ointment on my rashy skin?

Can you tell me if i could use baby diaper ointment on my rashy skin?

Depends on rash: Many diaper rash ointments contain zinc oxide, which is an effective treatment for many irritative rashes that occur. It is harmless unless you think there is an infection along with the rash. Keep in mind if it's not improving in a week to seek further evaluation/treatment. ...Read more

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Is bacitracin zinc ointment exactly like neosporin?

Is bacitracin zinc ointment exactly like neosporin?

No: They are different compounds but both can be helpful in the correct setting. ...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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Is aquaphor a aquaphilic ointment?

Is aquaphor a aquaphilic ointment?

Yes: Aquaphor is an excellent moisturizer that can be used by infants, children and adults. It is similar to vaseline, but is thicker. If you are allergic to wool you should not use it, since lanolin is in it. ...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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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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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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Compare epiceram skin barrier or fluocinonide cream?

Compare epiceram skin barrier or fluocinonide cream?

Different: Epiceram is barrier repair cream and has no antiinflammatory properties. These are often used in combination to quiet eczema.Once improved the epiceram would be continued and the steroid cream slowly stopped. ...Read more

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Can mupirocin ointment USP 2 be used for diaper rash?

Can mupirocin ointment USP 2 be used for diaper rash?

Yes: There are some diaper rashes that likely need mupirocin, usually those that look like pustules or sores. Most of the flat red ones, though, will get better with regular zinc-oxide based diaper ointments. Your doctor can often tell by looking which would be better. ...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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Are both bacitracin ointment & bacitracin zinc ointment the same?

Are both bacitracin ointment & bacitracin zinc ointment the same?

Yes: Bacitracin is an effective topical antibiotic. Bacitracin zinc is a salt of the compound that is usually added to neomycin and polymixin b to form the triple antibiotic, neosporin. ...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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Vaseline petroleum jelly or else vaseline cream (lotion/moisturizer), which one is better for dry scaly palm?

Vaseline petroleum jelly or else vaseline cream (lotion/moisturizer), which one is better for dry scaly palm?

Maybe neither.: Dry scaly palm may be eczema and would respond better to topical steroids such as fluocinonide. If you are happy using petroleum jelly use the one that seems to work the best for you. ...Read more

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Is polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or calendula ointment better?

Is polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) or calendula ointment better?

For what problem?: Without knowing what you're treating, it's hard to say which would be "better." polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) contains synthetic antibiotics, Bacitracin and polymyxin. Calendula ointment is from the marigold plant, calendula officinalis. It's been traditionally used in minor skin wounds: skin infections, burns, bee stings, sunburn, warts, etc. Most research comes from animal studies. http://tinyurl.com/lapg2kq. ...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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