Zinc oxide is mildly astringent and is used topically as a soothing and protective application in eczema and slight excoriations and for hemorrhoids. It is usually mixed with purified talc, which is used in massage to allay irritation and prevent chafing. Zinc oxide reflects UV radiation and is used sunscreens. Ichthammol is usually used in chronic lichenified forms of eczema or to control pruritus.
Ointment, 10 %
Indications: for treatment of chronic lichenified eczema.
Side effect: - skin irritation.
Dose and Administration - topically, apply to the skin 1-3 times daily.
Ointment 15 %
Lotion. 15 %
Zinc oxide + Talc
Paste, 15 % + 25 %