Boudreaux's Butt Paste

Boudreaux's Butt Paste is an over-the-counter (OTC) ointment used for treating and preventing diaper rash. 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. The product should be applied liberally as often as necessary, both to treat and to prevent diaper rash.

What Is Boudreaux's Butt Paste?

Boudreaux's Butt Paste® is a diaper rash ointment that is available without a prescription.
 
(Click Boudreaux's Butt Paste Uses for more information on what Boudreaux's Butt Paste is used for, including possible off-label uses.)
 

Who Makes Boudreaux's Butt Paste?

Boudreaux's Butt Paste is made by Blairex Laboratories, Inc. It was originally made by George Boudreaux, a pharmacist, in conjunction with a local pediatrician, although it was a mother who coined the now-famous name.
 

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.
 
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD; Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;
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