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Using Desitin for Diaper Rash

Desitin® is a medicine that is approved for the treatment and prevention of diaper rash. It is a brand of diaper rash products that are available over-the-counter (OTC). There are three different ointments in this line of products, including Desitin Original ointment, Desitin Creamy® ointment, and Desitin Clear ointment.
Desitin Original and Desitin Creamy ointments are approved for the following uses:
  • Treating and preventing diaper rash
  • Sealing out wetness and providing a barrier to protect the skin
  • Creating an optimal environment for skin healing.
Desitin Clear is approved for a wider variety of uses, including:
  • Treating and preventing diaper rash
  • Relieving dry, chapped skin
  • Soothing and relieving minor skin irritations and rash discomfort
  • Protecting chafed skin and sealing out wetness
  • Protecting from the drying effects of wind and cold weather
  • Temporarily protecting minor cuts, scrapes, and burns.
(Click Desitin Uses for more information about using this medicine for diaper rash, to find out how Desitin ointments work, and to learn about possible off-label uses for these products.)
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