Triple Paste Uses
Diaper rash can be both treated and prevented with Triple Paste. The ointment helps to protect the skin from irritants and seals out wetness. Sometimes, healthcare providers will recommend this product for off-label uses. Off-label Triple Paste uses may include the treatment of skin rashes and irritations other than diaper rash.
What Is Triple Paste Used For?
Triple Paste® Medicated Ointment is approved for the prevention and treatment of diaper rash. It seals out wetness and protects chaffed skin due to diaper rash.
Almost all babies will have diaper rash at least occasionally, even with the most vigilant care. 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 time. This moistness, combined with irritation from urine or stool, irritating lotions or soaps, and chaffing from clothing or diapers, can quickly lead to a diaper rash.
Usually, it is recommended to treat diaper rash by keeping your baby's skin as clean and dry as possible, with frequent diaper changes. In addition, barrier products (like Triple Paste) are useful for preventing and treating diaper rash.
How Does Triple Paste Work?
The active ingredient in Triple Paste is zinc oxide, a common ingredient used in most diaper rash products. 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 various other ingredients that help to protect and soothe the skin.
Off-Label Uses for Triple Paste
On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Triple Paste for something other than the uses discussed in this article. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, using Triple Paste for skin rashes or irritations other than diaper rash would be considered an off-label indication.