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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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. Read more...

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?

Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is ok. If it's due to irritation, then Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) or even just plain vaseline should resolve your problem in a 2-3 days. If it's due to an infection, it will not improve, the pain will worsen, and you will need to see a doctor. Read more...

Will desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) (for baby's diaper rash) work on an adult rash?

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...
Sometimes. Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is a good moisturizer and skin protection barrier. That's what makes it good for diaper rash. If your adult rash needs a good moisturizer and skin protection barrier, then Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) will help. If you have a ringworm or a skin infection, it will help the appearance but not the rash. Read more...
Yes. For adult “diaper” rash keep skin clean & dry. Change diaper as soon as it's soiled or wet. For healing go without diaper for periods of time so affected area can air out. Avoid tight diapers or airtight covers over diaper. Meds your Dr. might recommend include antifungal cream (for fungus), a steroid cream (for significant inflammation) or an antibiotic (for bacterial infection.) Read more...