Uses for Desitin

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Desitin cream has many uses. Originally made for diaper rash prevention and treatment, it now is available in many formulas and can be used for many different uses. Desitin is not just for babies anymore.

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Desitin was first manufactured 80 years ago by Johnson & Johnson. It has been the best choice to help prevent and treat diaper rash on babies. Desitin originally only had one ointment but now contains three different types. Desitin contains the highest amount of zinc oxide that is available without getting a prescription from your doctor. Zinc oxide provides a barrier between wetness and the skin. Desitin is the most recommended by doctors and dermatologists for treating baby diaper rash.


Original Desitin cream has stayed the same over the years. It is thick and creamy and easy to apply. It can provide relief for a baby in 12 hours. It acts just like an anti inflammatory cream. It helps privide a barrier between the skin and wetness. Desitin creamy ointment can provide relief from the very first use. It goes and wipes off quite easily. It was dermatologist tested and approved for diaper rash treatment. Desitin Clear helps chafed, chapped skin and is great for heat rash. It also helps cuts, scrapes, rashes and minor burns. It is hypoallergenic for the most sensitive skin.All three contain emollients to help with flaking and softens the skin.


Desitin first appeared and still remains one of the best diaper rash ointments on the market. Now desitin can be used for so much more. It is used to help prevent and treat diaper rash. It helps with minor scrapes, cuts and burns. It also helps relieves chapped and chafed skin.


Desitin really has no side effects, but zinc oxide and emollients can interact with other medications. Before using Desitin, you should check with your doctor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, check with your specialist. It is for external use only. It should be kept out of reach of children.

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Desitin is manufactured by Johnson & Johnson. Johnson's has been a trusted name in family health care and products for 120 years, with companies in 57 countries, making it a premier source of home health care products.

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