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Very itchy bottom specially at night.No hemorrhoids nor any infection.used olive oil for dryness & Zinc oxide cream for itching but doesnt work.Cause?

Very itchy bottom specially at night.No hemorrhoids nor any infection.used olive oil for dryness & Zinc oxide cream for itching but doesnt work.Cause?

? Pin worm infection: Won't show on routine stools analysis, requires special testing, see your doctor for prescription medications and evaluation for a cause if not pinworm, best wishes ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

The veins in the rectum can swell and become puffy when a person has frequent pressure on them from pushing out a bm. This is constipation. The swollen veins can burn, itch, or sometimes become severely painful (from a clot building up inside). Veins in the rectum are called hemorrhoidal veins and the sick, stretched out vein ...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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What is effect of zinc oxide on acne?

What is  effect of zinc oxide on acne?

Fads for acne: Some things will work for some of the people some of the time. Zinc oxide is one of those things. Prescription meds are things that work for a lot of people most of the time. ...Read more

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What is the beneficial effect of zinc oxide on acne?

What is the beneficial effect of zinc oxide on acne?

Beneficial: If you use a broad spectrum sunscreen that contains both zinc oxide and 5% niacinamide (elta uv clear), the benefits will be favorable. ...Read more

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Does anyone know any allergic reaction towards zinc oxide?

Does anyone know any allergic reaction towards zinc oxide?

Zinc oxide: Zinc oxide can cause allergic reactions in people with allergies to zinc. In addition, because zinc oxide-containing creams also contain other ingredients such as dimethicone, lanolin, cod liver oil, petroleum jelly, parabens, mineral oil or wax, people who are allergic to these ingredients should avoid using topical zinc oxide creams. ...Read more

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Will zinc oxide help remove skin discoloration due to scars?

Will zinc oxide help remove skin discoloration due to scars?

Yes: Zinc oxide is a barrier against uv rays. It will minimize pigmentation in your skin from the sun. If darkened skin is your concern it will help. If the scars are red time will help these areas to resolve. However limiting sun exposure is preferable. If you can't avoid direct sun light then zinc oxide will help protect the skin. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use zinc oxide or titanium dioxide on infants?

Is it safe to use zinc oxide or titanium dioxide on infants?

Zinc oxide: There are two fda-approved mineral sunscreens: zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. Zinc oxide is the only ingredient approved for use on babies and children, ... ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Zinc oxide allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Zinc oxide allergy?

Never seen one: Zn oxide is rather inert and thus if you develop a contact skin allergy to it, it is most likely from other ingredients in the preparation or from having a photosensitive skin condition. ...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