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Zincofax Original is a topical medication indicated to help treat and prevent diaper rash and can also be used to temporarily relieve minor skin irritation due to diaper rash.
Zincofax Original is a diaper rash cream that contains 15% zinc oxide and 69% white petrolatum. The combination works together to protect the skin from moisture and other irritants, allowing the skin to heal more quickly.
Use and Dosage
To use Zincofax Original cream, first, clean the affected area with mild soap and water, and pat it dry. Then, apply a small amount of the cream to the affected area and rub it gently onto the skin. The cream can be applied with each diaper change to help prevent and treat diaper rash.
Note that Zincofax Original cream may not be suitable for everyone and may interact with other medications. Before using the cream, consult with a healthcare professional and inform them of any medical conditions or medications you may be taking.
Additionally, it is normal to experience mild side effects such as skin irritation, itching, and burning. However, if you experience any severe or worrisome side effects, be sure to contact a healthcare professional.
Common Side Effects of Zincofax Original (White Petrolatum/Zinc Oxide - non-Rx):
- Skin irritation, redness, itching, and burning
Serious side effects of zincofax original (white petrolatum/zinc oxide - non rx):
- Severe allergic reaction such as rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing
- Symptoms that do not go away after a few days of treatment
- Worsening of symptoms (increased redness or skin irritation, worsening rash)
Forms and Strengths
Zincofax Original (White Petrolatum/Zinc Oxide - non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
Zincofax Original: Cream
- For external use only: Zincofax Original should only be applied topically and should not be ingested or applied to open wounds or broken skin.
- Allergic reactions: people who are allergic to zinc oxide, white petrolatum, or any of the other ingredients in Zincofax Original, should not use it. Before using the product, do a patch test on a small area of skin to ensure that an allergic reaction does not occur.
- Consult a doctor: if the rash persists after using Zincofax Original, or if it worsens, you should seek medical advice.
- Staining: the high concentration of zinc oxide in Zincofax Original can potentially stain clothing and bedding, so use it with care and to wash hands thoroughly after applying.
- Not suitable for all types of rashes: Zincofax Original is specifically formulated for treating diaper rash and may not be effective for other types of skin rashes or irritations. It may be best to consult a healthcare professional for recommendations on the appropriate treatment for specific skin conditions.
- Not a substitute for frequent diaper changes: Zincofax Original is meant to be used in combination with frequent diaper changes, good hygiene practices, and proper drying of the skin. It should not be used as a substitute for these practices, which are essential for preventing diaper rash and promoting healthy skin.
- Avoid in the eye area: Zincofax Original should not be applied near the eyes or on mucous membranes, as it can cause irritation and discomfort.
- Store properly: Zincofax Original should be stored properly at room temperature, away from direct sunlight and moisture, and out of reach of children and pets.
- Notify your healthcare professional: let your healthcare professional know if you are using Zincofax Original on your skin, especially if you are using it in combination with other prescription or non-prescription products.
- Discontinue use if condition worsens: if the rash worsens or persists despite using Zincofax Original as directed, you should discontinue use and consult with a healthcare professional for further evaluation and management.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is Zincofax Original safe for all ages?
Zincofax Original is specifically formulated for the treatment of diaper rash in infants and young children. While it is considered safe for adults to use, there may be more appropriate products for adult skin conditions.
Can Zincofax Original be used for other skin irritations besides diaper rash?
Although Zincofax Original is primarily used for the treatment of diaper rash, it may be effective for other minor skin irritations. However, it may not be appropriate for more serious skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis.
How often should Zincofax Original be applied?
Zincofax Original should be applied at every diaper change or as often as necessary to keep the area clean and dry.
Can Zincofax Original be used with cloth diapers?
Zincofax Original is safe to use with cloth diapers. However, make sure that the child is properly cleaned and dried before applying the cream to avoid bacteria growth.
It's important to purchase Zincofax Original from verified Canadian pharmacy.