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General Information on Dosing With Desitin

Dosing considerations for babies include the following:
  • Generously apply the ointment with your fingertips (imagine frosting a cake). Do not try to rub it in, as this action is not helpful and can be irritating.
  • You may want to buy the largest size available, to make sure you do not try to "scrimp" on the ointment. Remember that it works by forming a barrier, and a thick layer is necessary to be effective.
  • You do not have to completely remove the previous application of Desitin when changing a diaper. Simply make sure the area is thoroughly (but gently) cleaned. Make sure to let the skin dry before applying Desitin.
  • Stop using Desitin and consult your child's healthcare provider if the rash does not improve within seven days (or if it goes away but returns quickly).
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your child's Desitin dosage, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
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