Topical barrier preparations (On the skin)

Introduction

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

Brand Name(s)

Lobana Peri-Garde, Step 3 Moisture Barrier, Lantiseptic Skin Protectant, Dermadrox, Geri-Protect, Dr. Smith's RASH-n-ALL, PeriShield, Prean, Soothe & Cool Inzo, Handshield, Kerodex 51, Kerodex 71, D-R-C Peri-Rectal Creme, Lantiseptic Therapeutic, Coloplast Prep

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, Cream, Lotion, Pad, Swab, Spray, Paste

  • Change wet and soiled diapers right away. Clean the diaper area and allow to dry.
  • Clean minor wounds before applying this medicine.
  • This medicine is for use on the skin only. Do not get it in your eyes, nose, or mouth. Do not use it on skin areas that have cuts or scrapes. If it does get on these areas, rinse it off right away.
  • Apply a thin layer to the affected area. Rub it in gently. Do not rub in the medicine that came in a pad, swab, or spray. Allow the pad, swab, or spray medicine to dry before covering the treated skin area.
  • Apply this medicine 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

  • For adult women, make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
  • Do not use this medicine for a skin problem that has not been checked by your doctor.
  • If someone accidentally swallows some of this medicine, call your local poison control center.
  • 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

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Version Info

  • Last Reviewed on 06/12/2013

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This page was last updated: June 18, 2013

         
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