Frequently Asked Questions

Having questions is a normal part of being a parent. Luckily, we’ve gone ahead and answered many of the common questions we get about Balmex. If you have further questions, visit our Contact Us page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Balmex be used every day?

Yes, both Balmex formulations are safe and gentle to be used on a daily basis. In fact, you can use Balmex at every diaper change to help prevent diaper rash.

Can I use too much Balmex?

There’s no need to worry about using too much Balmex, it won’t hurt your little bundle of joy. In general, it’s recommended that you apply Balmex liberally as often as necessary, with each diaper change, especially at bedtime or any time when exposure to wet diapers may be longer than usual.

Should I use Balmex if there aren’t signs of diaper rash?

Balmex can be used to treat and to prevent diaper rashes. Therefore, yes, you can apply Balmex to your baby’s bottom even if it’s not red.

Can Balmex be used on other rashes?

Balmex Complete is a zinc-oxide based formula developed specifically to prevent diaper rash and fight back against diaper rashes. Balmex Multi-Purpose Healing Ointment is a petrolatum-based skin protectant that can be used for a wider range of skin irritations, including diaper rash, chapped or chaffed skin. It also protects and helps treat minor cuts, scrapes, burns or cracked skin by forming a protective layer over the skin and immediately providing relief.

Can Balmex be used on adults?

Yes, however, Adults may prefer to use Balmex AdultAdvantage to find relief from skin irritations caused by incontinence leakage or to protect against chafing.

What if the diaper rash gets worse?

If your baby’s condition worsens or the symptoms last more than 7 days or clear up and occur again within a few days, discontinue use of Balmex and call your doctor.

What if your baby ingests Balmex?

In the unusual event that your baby ingests Balmex, get medical help or call Poison Control Center immediately. Like other creams and lotions, we recommend keeping Balmex out of your baby’s reach.

Do certain foods cause diaper rash?

Diaper rash can be caused by extended time in contact with urine or feces, chafing from the diaper or clothing, solid foods that are introduced to baby’s diet, some foods eaten by a mom who is breast-feeding, antibiotics, as well as a baby with sensitive skin. See: How Your Baby’s Diet Can Cause Diaper Rash for more information.

What does a diaper rash look like?

If your baby’s bottom looks red, is warm to the touch, has several raised small bumps, or possibly is peeling, these are signs of a diaper rash that should be promptly treated with Balmex Complete Protection. See: How To Detect and Identify Diaper Rash Sypmtoms for more information.

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