Balmex Medication Information
Balmex® is a nonprescription medicine used to treat diaper rash. There are three different forms:
- Balmex Diaper Rash Cream -- containing 11.3% zinc oxide
- Balmex Prevention Powder -- containing 83.6% cornstarch and 11.3% zinc oxide
- Balmex Multi-Purpose Healing Ointment -- containing 51.1% white petrolatum.
You do not have to completely remove the previous application of Balmex when changing a diaper. Simply make sure the area is thoroughly but gently cleaned and that the skin is dry. If your child's diaper rash does not improve within a week, or if it goes away and quickly comes back, report this information to your child's healthcare provider.
(Click Balmex for more information on this medication, including how it works, other conditions it can treat, possible side effects, and more.)