What is Bepanthen Nappy Care Ointment?
Bepanthen Nappy Care Ointment is a gentle, non-sticky ointment which helps to protect your baby’s sensitive skin. This barrier cream soothes and protects the skin, helping to protect from the causes of nappy rash and keeping your baby happy and comfortable. This ointment is free from fragrance, preservatives, colourants, and antiseptics, perfect for sensitive skin.
What is nappy rash?
Nappy rash is a common skin condition that affects babies and toddlers, which can make them feel uncomfortable and distressed. It happens when your baby is wearing a nappy, as their sensitive skin can be irritated by the nappy rubbing against their skin, or if the nappy is not changed often enough. It can also happen if baby’s skin is irritated by soaps, detergents, or alcohol-based baby wipes. Some of the most common symptoms of baby wipes include:
Red patches or widespread redness
Skin feels hot to touch
Spots or pimples
How will this product help to protect my baby’s skin?
Bepanthen Nappy Care Ointment works by forming a protective layer over your baby’s skin, protecting from irritation and rubbing that can happen as your baby wears a nappy. This ointment contains Pro Vitamin B5, which helps to hydrate sensitive skin by sealing in moisture, gently moisturising the skin and aiding its natural recovery.
Can I use this product if my baby is taking other medication?
If your baby is taking other medication, especially those applied to the skin, speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product. Some products may interact when used together, causing unwanted side effects or making your medication less effective, a medical professional can help you to avoid this.
How to use Bepanthen Nappy Care Ointment?
Apply a thin, even layer of Bepanthen Nappy Care Ointment to your baby’s bottom after each nappy change. Make sure your baby’s skin is clean and dry before applying the ointment. For extra comfort and protection, make sure you apply this ointment before bedtime, as this is when your baby will be wearing their nappy for longest.
When should this product not be used?
Do not use this product if you or your child are allergic to any of the listed ingredients. For external use only, avoid contact with eyes or other sensitive areas.
How to store this ointment
Store in a cool, dry place which is below 25 degrees C. Store in original packaging and do not use if expiry date printed on packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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