Zinc Oxide (On the skin)
Treats and prevents diaper rash.
Protectant, Dermatological (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
This medicine is available as an over-the-counter (OTC) product.
Other uses (PubMed Health)
How To Use
Cream, Ointment, Paste
Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use. Do not use more than directed.
Follow the instructions on the medicine label if you are using this medicine without a prescription.
Clean the baby’s diaper area with mild soap and water. Allow the skin to dry before you apply the medicine and put on a new diaper.
Apply the medicine to the diaper area every time you change the diaper. Use this medicine any time the baby might be in a wet diaper for a longer time, such as at nap time or overnight.
How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
Ask your pharmacist or doctor how to dispose of the medicine container and any leftover or expired medicine.
Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Check with your doctor to find out if you can use other skin care products on the treated skin areas.
When Not To Use
If the diaper rash symptoms do not improve within 7 days or if they get worse, call your doctor.
Call your doctor if the diaper rash gets better and then comes back.
Call a poison control center right away if anyone accidentally swallows the medicine.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Brand names include
Ammens Medicated, Aveeno Baby Essential Daily Care, Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief Diaper Rash Cream, Balmex, Balmex Adultcare, Boudreaux’s Butt Paste, Critic-Aid Skin Care Pack, Delazinc, Desitin, Desitin Maximum Strength Original, Desitin Original, Desitin Rapid Relief Creamy, Dr. Scholl’s Medicated Foot Powder, Dr. Smith’s Diaper, Good Neighbor Pharmacy Diaper Rash Creamy, Good Neighbor Pharmacy Zinc Oxide, Hemorrodil, Johnson’s Baby First Touch Gift Set, Lassar’s Paste, Medi-Paste, Periguard, Perishield, Prevacare Personal Protective, Silon, Zinc Oxide, Zincofax Extra Strength, Zincofax Fragrance-Free, Zincofax Original
There may be other brand names for this medicine.