What Are A and D Topical?
A & D (for the skin) is a sunscreen. It helps in providing moisture and sealing to the skin and assists in healing the skin. This medicine helps treat skin rashes in diapers, such as dry, chafed, or chapped skin, or smaller cuts and burns.
Side Effects Of A & D topical
Contact a medical professional immediately. If you notice any of the following symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction: difficulty breathing or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,
Stop taking the medicine and contact your doctor immediately if your child is experiencing serious side effects like redness, warmth, or extreme irritation when the medication is placed.
This is not a comprehensive list of all the side effects. Other side effects could occur. Contact your doctor for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report any kind of suspicious reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Do not apply this medication in the event that your child is sensitive to it. Don't put on A and D without a rubber glove or a finger cot when you are allergic to this medication. Consult a physician or pharmacist to determine whether it is safe to apply this medication to your child if he or she has an allergy to medication or skin care products, such as lotions, soaps, oils, or creams.
Stop using the medicine and notify your doctor at the earliest opportunity if your child experiences an adverse reaction that is serious, like redness, warmth, or extreme itchiness where the medication is placed. Make sure the diaper area of your baby is as dry as possible. Replace diapers that have been wet or stained immediately to prevent bacteria and moisture from causing irritation to the baby's skin. Always change a diaper the moment your baby first wakes up in the early morning or just prior to putting the baby to bed every evening.
Before You Take This Drug
Make sure to consult with your Doctor. Do not apply this medication in the event that your child is sensitive to it. Don't use A and D without a rubber glove or a finger cot if you're allergic to this medication.
Consult a physician or pharmacist to determine if it's appropriate to apply this medication to your child in the event that your child is sensitive to any medication or skin care products, such as lotions, soaps, oils, or creams.
How To Take A & D (Topical)?
Take it exactly as indicated on the label or as recommended by your physician. Avoid using in larger than smaller quantities or for a longer period than is recommended.
Keep the diaper area as dry as possible. Change diapers that are wet or dirty immediately to stop the bacteria and moisture from causing irritation to babies' skin. Always change a diaper the moment your baby first awakens in the morning and before going to sleep each night. After every diaper change, wash the baby's skin thoroughly using disposable baby wipes or a clean, wet washcloth. Carefully wipe the skin folds that are between the genitals and the thighs.
For cleaning areas of the diapers for boys, gently scrub beneath the scrotum and around the penis's foreskin. Do not pull your baby's foreskin. When washing the area around the diaper of a female, always clean from the front. Contact your physician if symptoms do not improve or if they become worse after one week of treatment. Store the medicine at room temperature, away from heat and humidity.
What Happens If I Miss a Dose?
Utilize the dose you missed when you remember. Do not take your missed dose if you are nearing the time for the next dose. Do not try to take extra medication to fill up for the missed dose.
What Happens If I Overdose?
Take immediate medical attention or call the poison help number at 1-800-222-1222 if I have accidentally ingested the medicine.
What Should Be Avoided?
Do not use other medicines for the areas you are treating with A and D unless your doctor has instructed you to.
Avoid excessive wetting of the areas of your skin that you treat. Maintain your clothing and diapers as dry as you can.
Interaction With Other Drugs
It's unlikely that any other medication you consume by mouth or inject could affect the topically placed A and D. But there are many drugs that interact with each other. Inform your doctor of any medications you are taking. This includes prescription and over-the-counter vitamins as well as herbal remedies. Do not begin any new medication without first talking to your physician.