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What is a good zinc oxide ointment to use?

What is a good zinc oxide ointment to use?

The cheapest one: 10% zinc oxide purchased at your 99 cents or dollar tree store. ...Read more

Zinc Oxide (Definition)

Zinc oxide is an inorganic compound with the formula zno. It usually appears as a white powder, nearly insoluble in water. The powder is widely used as an additive into numerous ...Read more


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Is zinc oxide bad for skin?

Is zinc oxide bad for skin?

No: It's a terrific sun block. It's the white stuff on a life guards nose. ...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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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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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

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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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What is bacitracin ointment used for?

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What is bacitracin ointment used for?

Bacitracin: To prevent minor skin infections caused by small cuts, scrapes or burns. It is an antibiotic ointment. ...Read more

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What is nystatin ointment USP used for can iy be used for ainal area?

What is nystatin ointment USP used for can iy be used for ainal area?

Nystatin : Nystatin ointment is used for yeast infections. It can be used in the anal area with care under the direction of a physician. ...Read more

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What is bacitracin zinc used for? Can it help acne?

What is bacitracin zinc used for? Can it help acne?

Simple antibiotic: This is most useful for a minor skin wound after cleaning it. Your best friend for acne is topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated; if you're not clear in two weeks, get a more reliable prescription-strength Rx to add from your physician. ...Read more

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What is preparation h cream used for?

Nothing: Prep h has no documented benefit except as a lubricant. But if it helps, then you probably have minimal hemorrhoidal problems. ...Read more

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What is the use of zinc oxide during manufacturing calamine lotion?

Sun block: Zinc oxide is a total sun block. It was commonly used by surfers and sports people before some of the current sun screens came along, and is still used in many. ...Read more

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What is mupirocin ointment used for?

Mupirocin Ointment: Mupirocin ointment is a prescription antibacterial medicine that is sold under the bactroban (mupirocin) brand name. This medication stops the production of proteins that bacteria need to survive and kills the bacteria. ...Read more

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What is a good zinc oxide ointment to use?

The cheapest one: 10% zinc oxide purchased at your 99 cents or dollar tree store. ...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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My granddaughter put diaper ointment with zinc oxide in her head of hair how can we get it out she's only 3?

My granddaughter put diaper ointment with zinc oxide in her head of hair how can we get it out she's only 3?

Oily hairdo: It won't actually cause any harm, so I certainly wouldn't do anything potentially harmful to remove it. A non-toxic shampoo is all I would recommend. Other than that, use barrettes or a ponytail band and add the story to your baby book. Best wishes. ...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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Hi there, I'm making home-made diaper rash ointment with coconut oil, zinc oxide (25%), beeswax, and 5% v/v vitamin e. Is the amount of vitamin e safe for topical use on infants?

Hi there,  I'm making home-made diaper rash ointment with coconut oil, zinc oxide (25%), beeswax, and 5% v/v vitamin e.  Is the amount of vitamin e safe for topical use on infants?

Diaper rash: Vitamin E is pretty benign for infants. If you are using it tpically in a butt paste if should be pretty safe to use topically several times a day for even a week or more. It is a great treatment for rashes and scars. ...Read more

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During my last two florida visits, I experienced a hive like rash on my arms and partially on my neck. The sunscreen was 50 spf containing zinc oxide, octinoxate, octisalate. I had to use a derm ointment topically and take an antihistimine to relieve symp

During my last two florida visits, I experienced a hive like rash on my arms and partially on my neck. The sunscreen was 50 spf containing zinc oxide, octinoxate, octisalate. I had to use a derm ointment topically and take an antihistimine to relieve symp

Photoallergic: Paradoxically, some ingredients in sunscreen other than titanium or zinc can cause an allergic reaction after interacting with sunlight. You may need to find an alternative with different ingredients. Another possibility is that you are taking a drug which make you sensitized to the sun and thus hives only at exposed areas. ...Read more

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Does zinc oxide oinment work for sun?

Zinc Oxide: can create a protective barrier against the sun's UV rays. ...Read more

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Can zinc oxide be used to treat itch?

Can zinc oxide be used to treat itch?

Jock itch: Head down to your local drug store and pick up a jock itch treatment. When choosing a treatment be sure to select one with plenty of zinc oxide as the active ingredient. Many people opt for gold bond powder which contains zinc oxide and also helps absorb moisture. Diaper rash creams have also been used with positive results. ...Read more

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Can zinc oxide be used on jock itch?

No.: Zinc oxide ointment has no active ingredients in it that would kill the dermatophyte (fungus) that causes jock itch. However, it might be useful as a preventative, by decreasing the chafing and friction that often leads to jock itch. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: zinc oxide?

What is the definition or description of: zinc oxide?

Zinc Oxide: Zinc oxide is an inorganic compound with the formula zno. It usually appears as a white powder, nearly insoluble in water. The powder is widely used as an additive into numerous materials and products http://encyclopedia.Thefreedictionary.Com/zinc+oxide. ...Read more

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Are zinc oxide and sunscreens safe for toddlers?

Are zinc oxide and sunscreens safe for toddlers?

Yes: Sunscreen is very important for your toddler. Every sunburn increases the risk of skin cancer later in life. Use at least spf 30 and reapply frequently. Hats and sunproof clothing are helpful also but the most important thing is to limit exposure. ...Read more

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Is zinc oxide bad for skin?

No: It's a terrific sun block. It's the white stuff on a life guards nose. ...Read more

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Is titanium dioxide as good as zinc oxide?

Roughly equivalent: They are roughly equivalent as sunscreens but the preparation will have a lot to do with the effectiveness. ...Read more

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Are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide safe when ingested?

Not particularly: Zinc oxide is not very toxic when you mistakenly eat it. Most of the harmful effects come from breathing in the gas form of zinc oxide at industrial sites in the chemical industry. However, it is not particularly good for you either. Titanium dioxide is present in many foods, such as cottage cheese and ice cream, purely to make them look better, but in very small quantities. ...Read more

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I heard that sunblock with zinc oxide is very good. Why?

I heard that sunblock with zinc oxide is very good. Why?

It's opaque: Zinc oxide is what is known as a physical sunblock, meaning light cannot get through it. By preventing ultraviolet light from getting to your skin, it protects your skin from sunburn and other sun damage. Other sunscreens block uv light with chemicals, which some experts believe does not work as well as the physical sunblocks. ...Read more

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A zinc oxide or other sunscreen recommended all the time ?

Yes: You should be using sunscreen on at least a daily basis. Zincoxideis one of the safest and most effective active ingredients in sunscreen. ...Read more

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