About Nystatin | Miconazole | Zinc Oxide Compounded Ointment
The best treatment for diaper rash is to keep your baby’s skin as clean and dry as possible. If the diaper rash continues, despite traditional treatment, your doctor may prescribe a medication. Not all medications for diaper rash are available at prescription strengths, so your doctor might prescribe a compounded medication.This compound is nystatin, miconazole and zinc oxide.
There is currently no formal test for diaper rash; however, it’s signs are unmistakable: classic yeast diaper rash includes red diaper rash with little red dots on the border. A severe diaper rash requires aggressive treatment. A paste is the topical agent of choice.
This compound is typically prescribed as an anti-fungal medication, and works by reducing fungus from growing on your skin. The topical version of nystatin is used to treat skin infections caused by yeast, like diaper rash, whereas the miconazole, sold under the brand name Monistat among others, is an anti fungal medication that is also used to treat ringworm, pityriasis versicolor, and yeast infections of the skin or vagina
The use of barrier creams, such as zinc oxide paste, is commonly included to minimize urine and fecal contact with the skin. Other useful creams include vitamin A & D ointment and Burow solution. These vitamins are vital for acting as a skin conditioner, easing the pain and reducing the duration of diaper rash ointments.
Use this diaper rash ointment as prescribed by your physician. Typically however the ointment or cream should be applied to the affected areas 4 times daily with diaper changes. Keep your baby clean and dry. Change diapers frequently and apply a barrier cream, such as this compound, as needed.
This compound of nystatin, miconazole and zinc oxide usually is normally applied to your child’s diaper rash throughout the day to soothe and protect your baby’s skin.Topical preparations, such as this compound, should not be applied to the eye.Gently rub the ointment or cream into the skin of the affected area.
Ointments, pastes or creams might cause less irritation compared with lotions. That said, ointments and pastes create a barrier over the skin that don’t allow it to receive air and heal. Talk with your doctor about what type of product would be better for your child’s rash, and Davis Islands Pharmacy is able to compound the right solution for you.
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