Penaten Cream (Zinc Oxide - non Rx) Medication


Penaten Cream (Zinc Oxide - non Rx)

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Penaten Cream is a famous skin care product for treating infant diaper rash. Penaten Cream is a thick, white, zinc oxide-based ointment that creates a protective barrier on the skin to help prevent and heal diaper rash. The cream is used for other skin conditions, including minor burns, cuts, and irritations. 

Critical features of Penaten Cream include soothing and protective properties and ability to help reduce redness and inflammation associated with diaper rash. Many parents and caregivers use Penaten Cream as a go-to product for managing and preventing baby diaper rash. 

Uses and Dosage 

For Diaper Rash in Babies: 

  • Preventative Use: Apply a thin layer to clean dry skin during each diaper change. 
  • Treatment: Apply a thicker layer to the affected area with each diaper change until the rash improves. 

For Minor Cuts and Scrapes: 

  1. Clean the wound. 
  2. Apply a small amount of Penaten Cream. 
  3. Cover with a bandage if needed. 

For Minor Burns and Irritations: 

  1. Cool minor burns with cold water. 
  2. Pat dry and apply a thin layer of Penaten Cream. 

For Other Skin Issues: 

  1. Clean and dry the affected area. 
  2. Apply a thin layer of Penaten Cream. 

Always follow the instructions on the product’s packaging and consult a healthcare professional if you have concerns or are using it on an infant or young child. 

Side Effects 

  • Skin Irritation: Rarely, it can cause redness, itching, or rash. Stop using it if this happens. 
  • Allergies: If you’re allergic to ingredients, don’t use it. 
  • Avoid Eyes: Keep it away from the eyes to prevent irritation. 
  • Long-Term Use: Extended use might increase zinc absorption; consult a doctor for regular, long-term use. 
  • Consult a Doctor: If using on a baby under two or unsure, ask a doctor. 

If you or your child have sensitive skin or allergies, perform a small skin test first. If problems persist or worsen, seek medical help. Always follow the instructions on the packaging. 


When using Penaten Cream or any skincare product, take some precautions to ensure safe and effective use: 

  • Patch Test: Before applying Penaten Cream extensively, especially on sensitive skin or for the first time, perform a patch test. Apply a small amount of the cream to a small, inconspicuous skin area and wait 24 hours to check for any adverse reactions. 
  • Clean Hands: Wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying the cream to maintain proper hygiene. 
  • Avoid Eye Contact: Avoid getting Penaten Cream in the eyes, as it can irritate. If contact occurs, rinse the eyes with water immediately. 
  • Allergies: If you or the person using the cream has known allergies to the ingredients, do not use it. 
  • Consult a Healthcare Professional: If you are using Penaten Cream on an infant under the age of 2, or if you have concerns about the use, consult a pediatrician or healthcare provider for guidance, especially for prolonged or intensive use. 
  • Follow Instructions: Always read and follow the instructions on the product’s packaging carefully. This includes directions for use, recommended frequency, and specific precautions or warnings. 

Taking these precautions allows you to use Penaten Cream safely and effectively for the intended purposes while minimizing the risk of adverse reactions or problems. 

Additional information

Generic name:

Zinc Oxide – non Rx





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