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What Is Zinc Oxide Diaper Cream 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
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
Yes you can: more important though is to keep the skin dry and clean as much as you can ...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
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?
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
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
Can 3 week old healthy baby use a+d diaper ointment at moms house & desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) paste at dads house?
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
No: Not ever had that happen.I also like a&d ointment, boudreaux's butt paste, calendula...As options. ...Read more
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
If you have a friction rash on your vaginal area, is it okay to use desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) cream?
Yes: If you continue to suffer, see a GYN. ...Read more
Can anal fissures cause dryness & itchiness in anus & pain just inside anus? Does desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) help with the discomfort?
Anal pain fissures. : These can cause both anal pain as well as itching especially if beginning to heal. Keeping your stool soft and maintaining a healthy diet will help promote resolution as well. Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is for External application. I would consider using some organic unrefined coconut oil applied to the affected area. Hemorrhoids or a possibility causing the same symptoms as well. Go to doctor if symptoms persists. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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?
2 month old has diarreah frequent wiping caused redness and some bleeding on skin. Can I use neosporin and desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream)?
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
Noticed some reddish sores around my 9mths old anus today.Also saw one on his right armpit.He had a fever of 39.9(rectal) applied desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) to the sores and gave him pedia care for the fever
I suffer from acanthosis nigricans. I have developed a rash under my arm pits, which has become extremely painful. Will desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) help?
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 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?
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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