Topical Barrier Preparations (Topical)

Topical Barrier Preparations (On The Skin)

Treats and prevents diaper rash, severely dry or chapped skin, minor burns, and other skin irritations.

Brand Name(s):

Lantiseptic Skin Protectant, Dermadrox, Step 3 Moisture Barrier, Soothe & Cool Moisture Barrier, Lobana Peri-Garde
There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to petrolatum, lanolin, dimethicone, or zinc oxide.

How to Use This Medicine:

Ointment

     
  • Change wet and soiled diapers right away.  
  • Clean the diaper area and allow to dry.  
  • Clean minor wounds before applying the ointment.  
  • Apply ointment as often as needed (for babies, with each diaper change), unless your doctor tells you otherwise.

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:

     
  • Store this medicine at room temperature in a closed container, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.  
  • Keep this and all medicine out of the reach of children.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

     
  • The ointment should be used only on the skin. If someone does accidentally swallow some, call your local poison control center.  
  • Do not get the ointment in your eyes.  
  • If rash gets worse or does not get better within 7 days, call your doctor.  
  • Do not use this medicine on deep cuts or wounds or on skin that is infected.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

     
  • Increased redness or blistering on the skin

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Copyright 1996-2014 Cerner Multum, Inc. Version: 16.02.
Revision date: July 9, 2011
Last revised: by Andrew G. Epstein, M.D.

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