What is a Barrier Cream?

Zinc oxide barrier Cream

Generic Name: zinc oxide (zingk OCKS-ide)
Brand Name: Examples include Desitin and Diaparene

Zinc oxide cream is used for:

Preventing and treating diaper rash. It can also be used to treat minor skin irritations (eg, cuts, burns, and scrapes, poison ivy).

It works by providing a skin barrier to prevent and help heal skin irritation.

Do NOT use zinc oxide cream if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in zinc oxide cream

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using zinc oxide cream:

Some medical conditions may interact with zinc oxide cream. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with zinc oxide cream. However, no specific interactions with zinc oxide cream are known at this time.

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if zinc oxide cream may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use zinc oxide cream:

Use zinc oxide cream as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

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