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What You Need to Know About Aquaphor

When and How to Use the Medication

General considerations for when and how to use 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.

Dosing Information

This product is applied as often as needed (see Aquaphor Dosage for more information).

Side Effects of Aquaphor

Aquaphor is unlikely to cause side effects when used properly. However, it is possible that some individuals could develop skin irritation or allergic reactions when using this product.
(Click Aquaphor Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

Drug Interactions

This product is not known to interact with other medications (see Aquaphor Drug Interactions).
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