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vitamin A, D, and E (topical) (cont.)

What should I discuss with my health care provider before using vitamins A, D, and E topical?

You should not use this medication if your child is allergic to it. Do not apply vitamins A, D, and E topical without a rubber glove or finger cot if you are allergic this medication.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to use this medication on your child if the child is allergic to any medicines or skin products, including soaps, oils, lotions, or creams.

How should I use vitamins A, D, and E topical?

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Keep the baby's diaper area as dry as possible. Change wet or soiled diapers immediately to keep wetness and bacteria from irritating the baby's skin. Always put on a new diaper when the baby first wakes up in the morning, and also just before putting the baby to bed each night.

At each diaper changing, clean the baby's skin thoroughly with a disposable baby wipe or clean wet washcloth. Gently wipe inside the skin folds between the thighs and genitals.

When cleaning the diaper area of a boy, gently clean under the scrotum and beneath the foreskin of the penis.

When cleaning the diaper area of a girl, always wipe from front.

Call your doctor if symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse after 1 week of treatment.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

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