There is no standard recommended dosage for Balmex, as the product is supposed to be applied as often as needed. For treating diaper rash, the medication is typically applied liberally after each diaper change. For the prevention of diaper rash, many people prefer to follow a once-daily application regimen (applying the product on your child just before bedtime).
Balmex Dosage Information
There is no real "dosage" for Balmex® products. Instead, these products are intended to be applied liberally as often as needed.
There are currently three different Balmex products available, including:
- Balmex Diaper Rash Cream -- 11.3 percent zinc oxide
- Balmex Prevention Powder -- 83.6 percent cornstarch and 11.3 percent zinc oxide
- Balmex Multi-Purpose Healing Ointment -- 51.1 percent white petrolatum.
All Balmex products are approved for treating and preventing diaper rash. Balmex is usually applied after each diaper change when used to treat diaper rash. For preventing diaper rash, though, there are a few different approaches.
Some mothers with especially "rashy" babies may choose to use Balmex for diaper rash prevention at every single diaper change, while others prefer to use the product to prevent diaper rash only if the skin is beginning to appear a little red or irritated. Others may also choose to just apply Balmex at bedtime, when baby is most likely to remain in a wet diaper for a longer period of time.
In addition to treating or preventing diaper rash, one particular Balmex product (Balmex Multi-Purpose Healing Ointment) is also approved to soothe and protect minor skin irritations, cuts, and burns. For this use, the ointment is applied liberally as often as needed.