Aquaphor Warnings and Precautions
Before using Aquaphor, warnings and precautions for the product should be reviewed to help minimize risks. It is important to keep the ointment away from children (accidental ingestion can lead to serious problems) and to not get it in the eyes. You should talk to your healthcare provider before using Aquaphor if you have a persistent, frequent, or severe skin condition.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Using Aquaphor?
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Aquaphor® Healing Ointment if your child has:
- A persistent, frequent, or severe skin condition
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
You should also be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines your child is taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Specific Precautions and Warnings for Aquaphor
Warnings and precautions to be aware of prior to using Aquaphor include the following:
- Be sure to keep Aquaphor out of the reach of children. It could be potentially dangerous if a child ingests this ointment (see Aquaphor Overdose for more information).
- Do not get this product in the eyes.
- Do not use Aquaphor on deep wounds, puncture wounds, animal bites, or serious burns.
- When used to treat diaper rash, Aquaphor is not a substitute for frequent diaper changing and gentle cleansing of the skin. It is to be used along with the usual recommendations for caring for a diaper rash.
- If the skin condition does not improve within seven days of use, seek the help of a healthcare provider.