Balmex

Last Update February 1, 2016
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3.0
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Positive 669 "I use balmex and it works great. It is a zinc based formula, I think Desitin is also the same.... "Read more positive discussions
Negative 114 "I've had problems getting the balmex off the liners before if ...a really thick layer of Balmex now, I just use a ...a thin, \"moisturizing\" layer of Balmex, then I will use a liner or a prefold and I've... "Read more negative discussions
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use balmex works amazing. Aubrie had a rash pretty bad the...
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" I use balmex works amazing. Aubrie had a rash pretty bad the last time she was sick and having... "

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ul diaper rash. Daycare put some Balmex on it.Is there somet...
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" ...half months old. She had 4 diarrhea diapers yesterday and today ...awful diaper rash. Daycare put some Balmex on it. Is... "

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the sensitive wipes and balmex adn hes been good ever...
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" ...he was born and i bought the sensitive wipes and balmex adn hes been good ever since i always put the balmex on... "

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that works on my daughter. It was the only cream that worked...
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" Balmex is the only cream that works on my daughter. It was the only cream that worked on me as a... "

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- I use that and Balmex on everything for me and DD and...
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" ditto - I use that and Balmex on everything for me and ...DD and when Dh got a rash, I... "

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Balmex Powder It's a prevention for her diaper rashes. W...
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" I use Balmex Powder It's a prevention for her diaper rashes. We always use it. She gets a lot... "

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only thing that works for him his Balmex. He had a bad rash...
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" ...The only thing that works for him his Balmex. He had a bad rash on Thursday evening and its completely gone... "

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ost treatment I find Balmex helpful in calming down some o...
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" Ivan Just wanted to add that post treatment I find Balmex helpful in calming down some of my flushing. You can get it... "

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been when I used Balmex rash cream (grumble). Other than...
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" ...any of my pockets has been when I used Balmex rash cream (grumble). Other than... "

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rash..I used so much Balmex..and that seemed to help..Good...
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" I totally understand..Ds just got over his diaper rash..I used so much Balmex..and that... "

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229,557 discussions
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3.3
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9,100 discussions
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4.0
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Aquaphor
60,229 discussions
Taken for: Eczema, Rash, Itching, Acne, Dry Skin
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3.6
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Aveeno
80,691 discussions
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Lotrimin
10,815 discussions
Taken for: Rash, Yeast Infection, Diaper Rash, Itching, Athlete's Foot
Other names: Antifungal, Clotrimazole, Lotrimin AF, Mycelex, Canesten
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3.3
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Diaper Rash Ointment
4,402 discussions
Taken for: Rash, Diaper Rash, Skin Irritation
Other names: Desitin, Triple Paste, Boudreauxs Butt Paste, Diaper Rash Relief, Dr. Smith's Diaper
3.5
Satisfaction
3.2
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Lansinoh
77,644 discussions
Taken for: Sore Nipples, Cracked Nipples, Rash, Diaper Rash
Other names: Lanolin, Tender Care Lanolin, Lanolor, Lan-O-Soothe
Prescribing mode: OTC
3.9
Satisfaction
3.1
Helpfulness
Hydrocortisone
79,918 discussions
Taken for: Itching, Eczema, Rash, Inflammation, Dermatitis
Other names: Cortef, Dermacort, Cortaid, Anti Itch, Preparation H
3.1
Satisfaction
2.1
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Facts about Balmex

How do I obtain Balmex?
Over the counter (no prescription needed)
How do I take Balmex?
Ointment
What dosages are available?
11.3%, 51.1%
Ingredients
Petrolatum White, Balsam Peru/Zinc Oxide, Zinc Oxide/Panthenol/Vitamin E
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