This product is used in children to treat diaper rash with a yeast infection, along with proper cleaning of the diaper area and frequent diaper changes. Miconazole is an azole antifungal that works by preventing the growth of fungus. Zinc oxide and petrolatum work by forming a barrier on the skin to protect it from moisture and irritation.This product should not be used long-term or to prevent diaper rash. Unnecessary use or misuse of this product can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
How to use MICONAZOLE-ZINC OXIDE-PETROLTM Ointment
Use this product on the skin only. Wash your hands before and after applying this product. Gently clean the diaper area with warm water and then pat dry. Gently apply a thin layer of this medication to the affected area, usually during each diaper change or as directed by your doctor. Do not rub the medication into the skin or it may cause more irritation. This medication is usually used for 7 days.
Use this medication regularly for the most benefit. Remember to use it with every diaper change.
Continue to use this product for the full length of treatment, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection.
Do not use this product for longer than prescribed.
Tell the doctor if your child's condition persists after 7 days of treatment or if it worsens.
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