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Old 11-14-2012, 03:48 PM   #16
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Re: possible herpes on a 2 y/o

The main ingredient in the calmoseptine mentioned above is zinc. The other is menthol, which might burn. I'd get Desitin Extra Strength, it HAS to be the extra strength. Regular diaper ointments, regular desitin, butt paste, etc etc only have about 14 percent zinc. The extra strength has 40 percent. Give him an oatmeal bath to soothe and clean it. Then dry gently and smear on a LOT of the desitin. Total barrier. Then disposable diaper. Don't try to wipe off all the desitin each change. Instead, just wipe gently and then put more desitin on. The idea is that the cream stays on and makes a nice barrier so the skin can heal.
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