zinc oxide - topical, Desitin
GENERIC NAME: ZINC OXIDE - TOPICAL (zink OX-ide)
BRAND NAME(S): Desitin
USES: This medication is used to treat and prevent diaper rash and other minor skin irritations (e.g., burns, cuts, scrapes). It works by forming a barrier on the skin to protect it from irritants/moisture.
HOW TO USE: Use this medication on the skin only. Follow all directions on the product package or use as directed by your doctor. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.Avoid getting this medication in the eyes. If you do get the medication in the eyes, flush with plenty of water.This medication should start working within 12 hours. Tell your doctor if your condition worsens, does not improve, persists for more than 7 days, or occurs again after a few days.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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