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Miconazole/Zinc Oxide/White Petrolatum

Miconazole/Zinc Oxide/White Petrolatum: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using miconazole/zinc oxide/white petrolatum if your child has:
 
  • HIV, AIDS, cancer, or any other condition that weakens the immune system
  • Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Miconazole/Zinc Oxide/White Petrolatum to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

Effects of Miconazole/Zinc Oxide/White Petrolatum

A few different studies have evaluated miconazole/zinc oxide/white petrolatum ointment for the treatment of diaper rashes complicated by yeast infections. After one week of using the medication, 7 percent of rashes had completely cleared up, compared to less than 1 percent of rashes treated with an ointment without miconazole (the antifungal in miconazole/zinc oxide/white petrolatum). A week later (one week after the ointment was stopped), 23 percent of babies who had used miconazole/zinc oxide/white petrolatum had no diaper rash at all, compared to only 10 percent who had used the ointment without miconazole.
 
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