What should I know about miconazole nitrate zinc oxide?

Miconazole nitrate zinc oxide can help clear up the yeast infections that can occur in children with diaper rash. Diaper rash itself will not go away unless the area is kept clean and dry. Gently clean and dry the child's skin before applying miconazole nitrate zinc oxide. If the child's diaper rash is not accompanied by yeast infection, then they do not need miconazole nitrate zinc oxide ointment.

You should avoid using scented soaps or lotions on the treatment area. You should not give a child miconazole nitrate zinc oxide if they are allergic to miconazole, zinc oxide, or azole antifungals. If the child has a history of severe allergic reaction, talk to your doctor before administering miconazole nitrate zinc oxide. This drug is not intended for long-term use; see a doctor if the condition has not improved in one week.

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