There is no standard recommended Aquaphor dosage; the ointment is meant to be applied as often as necessary. If it is used for treating diaper rash, it should be applied after every diaper change. When used to treat dry or chapped skin, it is applied whenever convenient. Because there is no standard dosing for this product, simply use what works best for you.
General Information on Dosing With Aquaphor
There is no real "dosage" for Aquaphor® Healing Ointment. Instead, the product is intended to be applied as needed.
But what exactly does "as needed" mean? Clearly, this will vary from person to person and will depend on why Aquaphor is used. For instance, when used as a diaper rash treatment, it is applied after every diaper change. When used to treat dry or chapped lips or skin, it is applied whenever convenient.
Some people will need to apply only a small amount of the ointment, and a small tube of Aquaphor will last a long time. Others (usually treating more serious skin conditions) will need to apply a thicker layer over a larger area of the body. Such individuals may use up a large tube quickly. There really is no right or wrong way to use Aquaphor; simply find and use what works best for you.
It should be noted that Aquaphor will stain clothing and fabrics. This may influence when (and where) you decide to apply it.
Getting the Most Out of Your Aquaphor Dosage
Considerations to keep in mind when dosing with Aquaphor include the following:
- This product should be applied as often as necessary.
- For treating and preventing diaper rash, the ointment should be applied after each diaper change, after allowing the skin to dry. You do not have to completely remove the previous application of Aquaphor when changing a diaper. Simply make sure the area is thoroughly (but gently) cleaned.
- When used for other purposes, simply apply the ointment to clean skin as often as necessary.
- Consult your healthcare provider if the problem does not improve within seven days, or if it goes away but returns quickly.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your Aquaphor dose, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.