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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 ...Read more


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Can zinc oxide be used on jock itch?

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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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 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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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 ?

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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Jock itch - can anyone verify that I can use zinc oxide to treat it?

Jock itch - can anyone verify that I can use zinc oxide to treat it?

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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I heard that sunblock with zinc oxide is very good, is that true and why?

True: Zinc oxide is a very effective sunblock although it is a white cream which provides the barrier. The appearance is a bit odd and so it is not commonly used but is useful in certain situations. ...Read more

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Rosacea (Definition)

Redness over skin ..Multifactorial thinning of skin where you can see blood vessels ...Read more