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Uses of a+d ointment

Updated April 17, 2017

A+D ointment, originally formulated for diaper rash, is not just for babies anymore. This ointment, packed full with vitamins A and D, helps with a number of skin conditions. An all-purpose ointment for a variety of skin irritations, A and D helps soothe and heal your skin. Keep a tube around just in case.

Diaper Rash

The most common use for A+D ointment is diaper rash. This patchy and red irritation on the skin in and around a baby's genital area, bottom and inner thighs is caused by wet and soiled diapers chafing your baby's sensitive skin. When your bundle of joy is afflicted with this itchy infliction, be sure to clean and dry the area thoroughly. Then apply a liberal amount of A+D ointment to the affected areas. The ointment will instantly soothe your baby's bottom, and the diaper rash should clear up in a matter of days. If it doesn't, consider visiting your paediatrician as this could be a sign of a more serious problem.

Tattoos and Piercings

A newly inked tattoo or fresh piercing can irritate your skin. As these lifestyle choices begin the healing process, it is important to keep them clean and healthy to avoid infection. Gently wash affected skin with lukewarm water and a mild soap, using a soft wash cloth. Carefully at the area dry; do not rub. Next, apply a light film of A+D ointment to the skin; the vitamins will help skin heal faster. Repeat this process every couple of days, and be sure to keep tattoos wrapped until the skin has healed completely. If your tattoo or piercing becomes reddened or itchy, this is a sign of infection. Seek professional help.

Burns

Whether you burn yourself in the kitchen, the garage or elsewhere, A+D ointment can help you heal faster. Clean and dry the affected area completely. Rub a generous amount of ointment on the burn. A+D ointment will provide a bit of relief as it helps your skin heal. Do not to bandage a minor burn; oxygen to the wound helps the healing process. Keep your burn clean to avoid infection. If signs of infection occur, stop use of ointment and visit your family doctor.

Dry Skin, Psoriasis and Eczema

Dry skin during the dry winter months can be painful. Keep your hands smooth and healthy by delivering vitamins A and D to the skin on a daily basis. Simply use A+D like regular lotion.

The same is true for those who suffer from psoriasis and eczema, both of which result in itchy, flaky patches of skin. The vitamins in A+D ointment can be helpful in treating these discomforting skin problems. If you suffer from either of psoriasis or eczema, be sure to consult with your doctor before using A+D ointment.

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About the Author

Katelyn Coyne has been a freelance writer based out of Indianapolis since 2009. Her areas of expertise include theater, arts, music, dance, literature and popular culture. She has published work for the Indianapolis-based website FunCityFinder.com and other online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in theater with a minor in English from Butler University.