Model No.: ZOO
Typically, zinc oxide is well tolerated and the risk of side effects is low. If, however, a person experiences side effects or irritation, he or she should notify a healthcare provider. Some infrequent side effects of using zinc oxide ointment may be allergic reaction at the application site, and hives. Patients using suppositories for the treatment of rectal irritation should stop using them if they develop rectal bleeding or their pain continues. Because zinc oxide is considered very safe, it will typically not have any negative interaction with oral medications.
Generally, when using zinc oxide to treat skin irritations, enough of the ointment should be used to completely cover the area that needs to be treated. It usually leaves behind a white residue that a patient is not able to rub in. The cream typically can be used as often as needed, and when it's used to treat diaper rash, it should be used after every diaper change. It is of the utmost importance for a baby's caregiver to apply the ointment before bedtime when a long time period between diaper changes will occur. In addition, changing a wet diaper as soon as possible will also hasten healing.
Zinc oxide has a low incidence of adverse reactions, so it can be used by people of all ages, although pregnant women should avoid it. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration classifies zinc oxide as a category C, which indicates that the medication might be detrimental to unborn babies. It is unknown if the ointment passes through to breast milk or if it has the ability to cause harm to a nursing baby. This ointment should not be used while pregnant or nursing a baby, and should never be used on the breast area.
|Zinc Oxide Ointment||20g:3g||400 bottles/carton|