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Miconazole/Zinc Oxide/White Petrolatum Dosing

Miconazole/zinc oxide/white petrolatum dosing for the treatment of a diaper rash complicated by a yeast infection is the same for every child. The ointment should be applied to the affected area after every diaper change for a full week, even if the rash improves within that time. For the medicine to work properly, miconazole/zinc oxide/white petrolatum dosing guidelines must be closely followed.

Miconazole/Zinc Oxide/White Petrolatum Dosing: An Introduction

There is only one standard recommended dose of miconazole/zinc oxide/white petrolatum (Vusion®) ointment. As always, do not adjust the dose unless your child's healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.

General Information on Dosing With Miconazole/Zinc Oxide/White Petrolatum

Considerations for dosing your baby with miconazole/zinc oxide/white petrolatum include the following:
  • The medication comes in ointment form. It is applied to the affected area after every diaper change for seven days.
  • Before you apply miconazole/zinc oxide/white petrolatum, gently cleanse the skin with lukewarm water (no soaps, lotions, or other products, which can be irritating). Gently pat the area dry with a soft towel.
  • Lightly apply the ointment to the affected area with your fingertips. Do not try to rub it in, as this action can be irritating. Wash your hands after you are finished.
  • Be sure to use miconazole/zinc oxide/white petrolatum ointment for a full seven days, even if the diaper rash seems to get better.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. It will not work if you stop using it too early.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to miconazole/zinc oxide/white petrolatum dosing, please talk to your child's doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
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