Zinc oxide is a mineral.

Zinc oxide topical (for the skin) is used to treat diaper rash, minor burns, severely chapped skin, or other minor skin irritations.

Zinc oxide rectal suppositories are used to treat itching, burning, irritation, and other rectal discomfort caused by hemorrhoids or painful bowel movements.

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  • Severity: Major
    You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking zinc oxide topical:

    Incidence not known:
    hives
    itching
    skin rash
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with zinc oxide topical may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    Incidence not known:
    Worsening of diaper rash
  • (topical dressing, rectal suppository, topical cream, compounding powder, topical ointment, topical spray, topical paste, topical stick, topical lotion, topical powder)