Should I let my doctor know I am using Balmex?

You do not necessarily need to discuss using Balmex with your doctor. Zinc oxide, the active ingredient of Balmex, is relatively safe. However, if Balmex does not appear to be working, you may have a more serious skin problem, such as an infection. In this case, you should talk to your doctor. You should also discuss treatment options with a doctor if you are applying Balmex at the same time as another skin medication.

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