Zinc Oxide Ointment
Zinc oxide ointment is a topical medication used to treat and prevent skin irritation caused by conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, diaper rash, and minor burns. Its skin-protective and anti-inflammatory properties work by forming a barrier on the skin. The ointment is applied to the affected area up to four times a day and should not be used on open wounds or infected skin. It is generally well-tolerated. However, users should consult a healthcare provider before using it, particularly if pregnant or breastfeeding.
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- Use in pregnancy and breastfeeding