Pediatric Acrodermatitis Enteropathica Medication

Updated: Sep 05, 2019
  • Author: KN Siva Subramanian, MD, FAAP; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Zinc supplements

Class Summary

Zinc is essential to normal growth and tissue repair and is important to protein and carbohydrate metabolism.

Zinc (Galzin, ZnCl2)

Zinc is a cofactor for more than 70 types of enzymes. It plays a role in many metabolic processes. Zinc sulfate 4.4 mg is equal to elemental zinc 1 mg. Zinc gluconate 7.1 mg is equal to elemental zinc 1 mg.


Skin protectants

Class Summary

These protectants may enhance reepithelialization when used concurrently with zinc replacement.

Petrolatum topical (Aveeno Skin Relief Healing Ointment, Neosporin Lip Health Overnight Renewal Therapy)

Topical petrolatum provides relief of minor skin irritations.