Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride + Zinc Acetate
This cream is used to temporarily relieve pain and itching associated with: insect bites, minor burns, sunburn, minor skin irritations, minor cuts, scrapes, rashes due to poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac, dries the oozing and weeping of poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac.
Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine and works as a topical anti-allergic and analgesic by blocking the releases of histamine at its sources. Zinc is used as a skin protectant.
Dosage & Administration
Adults & children above 2 years: Apply to the affected area 3 to 4 times daily. Before application of cream, the skin should be clean, cool and dry. Should not have a hot shower or bath before applying. Apply the cream lightly on the skin until the cream disappears. It is important to include all skin surfaces, such as between the fingers and toes, under the nails and on the soles of the feet.
For babies under 2 years: Initially consult with the physician, if it is recommended, apply to the face, neck, ears and scalp as well, only avoiding the area immediately around the eyes and mouth. Leave cream on for at least 8 hours, before washing off. Reapply to any area that may be washed during the 8 hours treatment time (such as after washing the hands).
Use of cream is contraindicated in individuals with a known allergy to its components, other pyrethroids or pyrethrins.
Contact dermatitis with mild erythematous vesicular lesions and papules has occasionally been reported.
Pregnancy & Lactation
In the absence of specific studies in pregnant women its use in pregnancy should only follow medical advice. However, teratogenic effects would not be anticipated. Although caution should be exercised in administration of diphenhydramine to nursing mothers, levels in breast milk following topical application are likely to be very low.
Precautions & Warnings
For external use only. Flammable, keep away from fire or flame. Do not use on large areas of the body with any other product containing diphenhydramine, even should not be taken by mouth. Consult with the physician before use on chicken pox, on measles. When using this product, avoid contact of eyes.
Local Antipruritic, Topical Antihistamines
Store below 30°C. Protect from light. Do not freeze.
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