Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: ANTHEA | 2012/05/30

Q.

ZINC

good day doctor

i was wondering if you could use zinc to treat any skin condition when it comes to babies? my son has dry patches of skin on his chest and tummy an i was wondering if i can apply the zinc cream that i got from a friend of mine on his chest.... my friend got the cream from the local clinic? can any skin condition in babies be treated with zinc and can i also give him immune boosters with zinc in such as zinplex for his dry red pathes of skin please advise

thanx

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Zinc cream is an old and safe treatment for minor rashes in babies, including nappy rashes.It will not cause any harm if you try it on your baby son's skin rash. You can certainly give him Zinplex as well.

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