Balmex

Last Update May 23, 2016
Balmex is a skin medication.
Uses: Balmex is approved for Rash and Diaper Rash and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Read More
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Last Update May 23, 2016
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for Rash
3.1
Concern level
1.0
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Positive 756 "His # of poops has decreased which is great bc he was going so often he got a diaper rash even w constant balmex. Now were using the monkey butt powder to dry and butt paste to heal. Seems to be... "Read more positive discussions
Negative 237 "I've had problems getting the balmex off the liners before if I use a lot ...If it's just a thin, moisturizing layer of Balmex, then I will use a liner or a prefold and I've never had any problems."Read more negative discussions
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Facts about Balmex

Alcohol warning on Balmex
There may be a negative interaction between Balmex and alcohol.
How do I obtain Balmex?
Over the counter (no prescription needed)
How do I take Balmex?
Ointment
What dosages are available?
Ointment: , 51.1%
Cream: 11.3%
Ingredients
Petrolatum White, Balsam Peru/Zinc Oxide, Zinc Oxide/Panthenol/Vitamin E
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