Boudreaux's Butt Paste Uses
Boudreaux's Butt Paste helps to treat and prevent diaper rash. It is a barrier ointment that is also used for sealing out wetness and protecting chafed skin due to diaper rash. Healthcare providers may occasionally recommend off-label uses of Boudreaux's Butt Paste as well, such as for treating skin rashes or irritations (other than diaper rash).
What Is Boudreaux's Butt Paste Used For?
Boudreaux's Butt Paste® is approved for the following uses:
- Treating and preventing diaper rash
- Sealing out wetness and protecting chafed skin due to diaper rash.
Diaper rashes are very common, with most babies having diaper rash at least occasionally. Even if you are very careful to change your baby's diapers frequently, moisture will still be in contact with your baby's skin for some period of time. This moistness, combined with irritation from urine or stool, irritating lotions or soaps, and chafing from clothing or diapers, can quickly lead to a diaper rash.
Usually, it is recommended to treat diaper rash by trying to keep your baby's skin clean and dry, with frequent diaper changes. Additionally, barrier products (like Boudreaux's Butt Paste) are also very useful for both preventing and treating diaper rash.
How Does Boudreaux's Butt Paste Work?
The active ingredient in Boudreaux's Butt Paste is zinc oxide, a chemical compound. Its chemical symbol is ZnO. A molecule of zinc oxide consists of one zinc atom bound to one oxygen atom. When applied to the skin, it helps to protect the skin from irritants and may also serve as a mild astringent (helping to dry oozing of minor irritation) and a weak antiseptic.
This product also contains Peruvian balsam, an herbal product that is said to have antibacterial, antiseptic, and wound-healing properties.