Diaper Rash Cream...?zinc
Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:01 AM
Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:55 PM
Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:01 PM
Theoretically, zinc oxide would work but I wouldn't like the thought of applying diaper cream on my face.
Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:24 AM
It is weird that it's diaper rash cream but hey, whatever works...I don't care. lol
The only thing that is troublesome about Desitin is that it gets all on your pillow. :S I don't really know how to avoid that.
Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:01 AM
Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:38 PM
So what do you think, safe or not? Let’s just talk about a couple of the ingredients.
(1) BHA. BHA is associated with cancer and hormone disruption in laboratory animals. .It has been banned from cosmetics in the EU because of skin dipigmentation.
(2) Fragrance. Synthetic fragrance contains phthalates, hormone disrupting chemicals. A study published in Pediatrics showed the presence of phthalate metabolites in the urine of infants and that exposure is widespread, 81% of the infants tested have 7 phthalates above detection limits.
(3) Methylparaben. Methylparaben is one of the parabens, the most widely used preservatives in cosmetics. Parabens are hormone disruptors. And, although they have been found in breast cancer tumors, no direct link has been established between parabens and breast cancer development. A small percentage of the population is also allergic to parabens, resulting in contact dermatitis reactions.
>>>I quoted this source for ya'll just so that you can be aware of what you're putting on your skin. The choice if yours. They key would be to isolate the zinc oxide and cod liver oil and make your own little concoction without all the harmful chemicals. Cheers.<<<<
Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:18 AM
Also, what's wrong with fragrance, other then it being a possible skin irritant?
And if there is no direct link b/t Methylparaben and cancer, then there is no direct link. That's like saying diet sodas cause cancer.
It could possibly be a skin irritant though.
Ah well. I probably won't use this for a long time or anything anyway.
Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:17 PM
With most of these [insert ingredient]-causes-cancer-and/or-hormone-disruption studies, they've only been in mice or other animals and the ingredient has been given to them in doses much higher than it would be found in OTC products. Also, the mode of delivery is important in determining how much gets into the body (ingesting versus topical application) and if the body can absorb it in sufficient quantities (not having it expelled or broken down) to have an effect. "81% of the infants tested have 7 phthalates above detection limits" sounds scary, but if the body is expelling everything and not absorbing it then it doesn't matter.
There has been no direct connection linking the amount of parabens, phthalates and BHA used in foods and OTC topicals in humans to any cancer or hormone-distruption. Parabens can, however, cause contact dermatitis if the quantities are sufficient in particularly sensitive populations like those who have atopic dermatitis or diseases with clinical skin barrier dysfunction.
Edited by Michelle Reece, 28 November 2012 - 03:19 PM.
Posted 17 June 2013 - 05:00 AM
You should try cortisone and steroid-free creams and the ones that can be applied to all parts of the body.
My baby had diaper rash and it spreads quickly to other parts of the body. especially to legs and the back.
I have been using Coresatin for 2 months and it has been really helpful. You can buy the cream online and the price is really fair.
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