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What are the risks of using Balmex?

There are few risks associated with using Balmex. It does not enter the bloodstream and is unlikely to cause any serious effects or interact with other drugs. It may interact with other skin medications applied to the same surface. In the case of serious skin problems, you should consult a doctor. If your baby has an allergic reaction to Balmex, such as hives, swelling of the tongue, face, throat and difficulty breathing, this warrants immediate medical attention. Call 911. If your baby has a known allergy to zinc, cod liver oil, petroleum jelly, mineral oil, wax or lanolin, do not use this medication. Balmex will not be effective against infections caused by bacteria or fungus, only chapped or mildly irritated skin.

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