Question about the A & D Ointment, 5 grams, Foil Pack, 144/Box
Question: "What are the uses for A & D ointment? I thought it was only for diaper rash. My doctor just recommended I use it on my dry skin. Thanks. Susan.
Answer: A & D ointment is a combination of petroleum jelly, lanolin and vitamins A and D. When most people think of A and D ointmnet, they think of diaper rash. Actually, A & D ointment is soothing for dry skin, minor burns, sunburn, windburn, psoriasis and eczema as well. These single use packs are convenient as well as sanitary. For adults, eating some spicy foods results in a stronger urine, causiing a diaper rash type of irritation. This irritation sometimes occurs around the anus as well. A and D soothes and helps protect the skin from further irritation.
New tattoos or piercings can cause skin irritations. After washing those areas with a mild soap and rinsing with wate, apply a light film of A and D ointment. Repeat every few days, See your doctor if the area becomes red or itchy.
For dry lips, open a foil pack of A & D, and spread on your lips. Massage the rest into the backs of your hands or on your legs to keep them from being dry or flaky.
Thank you for your question.