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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 materials and ...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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Painful haemorrhoid 8 days ago after 3 days loose BMs. Warm baths 4 times per day + OTC cream (Zinc Oxide) all ineffective. Would HC cream work?

Painful haemorrhoid 8 days ago after 3 days loose BMs. Warm baths 4 times per day + OTC cream (Zinc Oxide) all ineffective. Would HC cream work?

Yes: Hi Sorry to hear you've been suffering from such severe hemorrhoids. Yes, hydrocortisone cream may be helpful to try and you can get it over the counter. If it still hurts, it may be worthwhile to schedule an appointment with a general surgeon to take a look and see if you could benefit from a procedure to remove them. Hope you feel better soon

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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