So you go ask, what on earth should I use a zinc oxide cream for? In case you have not heard yet, Zinc Oxide is the main ingredient of very effective diaper rash creams in the market. It is also used to treat minor skin burns or irritation. So whether you happen to have a tot at home or not, it always pay to keep a tub of cream of zinc oxide.
Sometimes, zinc oxide comes in ointment forms. But these usually are more expensive. Zinc oxide keeps moisture and other irritants away from the skin and prevents the incidence of diaper rash in baby's tushy area.