Aquaphor Ointment is a tropical medication used to treat or prevent chapped lips or cracked skin, and to protect skin from the drying effects of wind or cold weather. Aquaphor is used to help protect minor cuts, scrapes, burns, or eczema.
Aquaphor Ointment works by creating a protective barrier on the skin that helps to prevent moisture loss and promote healing. The ointment contains petrolatum, which has excellent skin-barrier properties and can help to soothe and protect the skin. Petrolatum creates a protective layer on the skin’s surface, preventing moisture from escaping and locking in moisture to keep the skin hydrated.
Uses and Dosage
To use Aquaphor Ointment, follow the directions provided on the product package. To use Aquaphor Ointment, follow these steps:
- Start with clean, dry skin.
- Apply a small amount of Aquaphor Ointment to the affected area of the skin as needed or as directed by your doctor or indicated on the label.
- Gently rub the ointment into the skin until it is fully absorbed.
- Reapply as often as necessary to help soothe and protect the skin.
The frequency of application will depend on the product and your skin condition. In the case of treating dry hands, applying the product every time you wash your hands throughout the day may be necessary. If you are using Aquaphor Ointment to treat diaper rash, ensure that the diaper area is cleaned well before use and allowed to dry before application. In case of treating radiation skin burns, check with radiation personnel to see if your brand can be applied before radiation therapy.
The recommended dosage of Aquaphor Ointment varies depending on the condition being treated and the severity of the symptoms. In general, ointment can be applied as often as necessary to soothe and protect the skin. Dosages should not be changed without consulting a healthcare professional.
Common Side Effects of Aquaphor Ointment (Petrolatum – non-Rx):
Signs of an Allergic Reaction
- Peeling skin with or without fever
- Trouble swallowing
- Swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, and throat
- Talking unusual hoarseness
- Tightness in the chest or throat
- Trouble breathing
Form and strength
Aquaphor Ointment (Petrolatum – non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
Aquaphor Ointment: Ointment
- Aquaphor Ointment is hypoallergenic and thus works just as well for people with sensitive skin.
- Keep Aquaphor Ointment at room temperature and away from the influence of heat or moisture. Before using Aquaphor Ointment, inform your doctor of any health problems that you have.
- Do not use this medicine on deep wounds, puncture wounds, animal bites, or serious burns.
- Do not use Aquaphor Ointment on areas with third degree burns or open wounds.
- Aquaphor Ointment should be used as directed by your doctor or as described on the label. Generally, you should wash and dry the affected area and then apply Aquaphor Ointment liberally to it. Aquaphor Ointment is for external use only.
- Do not get it into your eyes or mouth. Also, if being treated with Aquaphor Ointment for seven days and no changes are seen, talk to your doctor about it as soon as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How long does it take for Aquaphor Ointment to work?
The period for seeing results will depend on the severity of the condition being treated. In general, you may begin to see improvements in the skin’s texture and condition within a few days of starting treatment with Aquaphor Ointment.
Is Aquaphor Ointment non-comedogenic?
Yes, Aquaphor Ointment is non-comedogenic, meaning it is less likely to clog pores and cause acne breakouts.
How often should Aquaphor Ointment be applied?
The frequency of application will depend on the specific condition being treated and the severity of the symptoms. In general, Aquaphor Ointment can be applied as often as needed to soothe and protect the skin.
Is Aquaphor Ointment safe for use on babies?
Yes, Aquaphor Healing Ointment is safe for use on infants and children. It is a popular choice for treating diaper rash and other skin irritations in babies.