Zinc oxide Paste
Generic Name: zinc oxide topical (ZINK OX ide)
Brand Name: ARC, Balmex, Boudreaux Butt Paste, Caldesene, Critic-Aid Skin Paste, Delazinc, Desitin, Dr. Smith's Diaper, Flanders Buttocks Ointment, Geri-Protect, PeriGuard, Pinxav, Rash Relief, Secura Protective Cream, Seniortopix Healix, Soothe & Cool Skin Paste, Sportz Block Dark, Triple Paste, Unna-Flex Elastic Unna Boot 4 inch, Znlin, RVPaque, Unna-Flex(obsolete), PNS Unna Boot, Lassars Zinc, Sportz Block Light, Sportz Block Medium, Nupercainal Suppository, Desitin Creamy Diaper Rash Ointment, Vaginex Powder, Yeast-X Powder, Calmol-4 Suppository, Mexsana, Critic Aid, Tronolane Suppositories, Calmoseptine Ointment (obsolete), Zincofax, Desitin Creamy, Secura Antifungal Extra Thick(obsolete), Johnsons Diaper Rash, Penaten Soothing, Aveeno Diaper Rash, Diaper Rash Ointment, Diaper Relief, Medi-Paste, Dermagran BC, Soothe & Cool Skin Paste, Unna-Flex Elastic Unna Boot 3 inch, Desitin Maximum Strength Original, Desitin Rapid Relief Creamy, Dr. Smith's Diaper Rash, Dr. Smith's Rash + Skin, Dr. Smith's Adult Barrier, Balmex Adult Care, Balmex Diaper Rash
What is zinc oxide topical?
Zinc oxide is a mineral.
Zinc oxide topical (for the skin) is used to treat diaper rash, minor burns, severely chapped skin, or other minor skin irritations.
Zinc oxide rectal suppositories are used to treat itching, burning, irritation, and other rectal discomfort caused by hemorrhoids or painful bowel movements.
Zinc oxide topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What is the most important information I should know about zinc oxide topical?
Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.
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What should I discuss with my health care provider before using zinc oxide topical?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to zinc, dimethicone, lanolin, cod liver oil, petroleum jelly, parabens, mineral oil, or wax.
Zinc oxide topical will not treat a bacterial or fungal infection. Call your doctor if you have any signs of infection such as redness and warmth or oozing skin lesions.
It is not known whether zinc oxide topical will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
It is not known whether zinc oxide topical passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without medical advice if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use zinc oxide topical?
Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
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