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What is Desitin?

Desitin is an over-the-counter medication used primarily to treat diaper rash. Its active ingredient is zinc oxide, a chemical found in a variety of products used to treat skin irritation. It is effective at both preventing and treating skin irritation by protecting the skin from further irritation. Desitin is a brand-name product.

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