Frequently asked questions
  • Because Boudreaux’s is an oil-based product, the product will stain clothing and fabric. Because fabric types vary, contact your local dry cleaner/upholstery cleaner for the best treatment for removal of oil-based stains.

  • Diaper rash is the most common dermatologic condition experienced during the first three years of life. It most commonly occurs in babies 6-12 months of age. The primary cause is prolonged or increased exposure to wetness to the skin. The other causes can be:

    • Chafing from friction against diapers and/or tight clothing
    • Prolonged contact with urine and feces
    • When solid foods are introduced to baby’s diet
    • When certain foods are eaten by a breast-feeding mom
    • When taking antibiotics
    • If the baby has sensitive skin such as eczema, he/she is more prone to diaper rash
    • Irritation from a new product such as soap, wipe, diaper, detergent or fabric softener

    Learn more about treating diaper rash

  • Diaper rash is different for every baby and may have several different appearances, such as:

    • Red
    • Flaky
    • Chafing
    • Warm to the touch
    • Dry, raised bumps
    • Fluid-filled bumps
    • Dry skin
    • Peeling

    Learn more about identifying and treating diaper rash

  • You should call the doctor if your baby experiences the following symptoms:

    • If rash blisters or bleeds
    • Fever is present
    • Cries in pain when diaper rash is touched
    • Symptoms do not improve in 7 days or worsen despite home treatments
    • Spreads to other areas
    • Baby seems more uncomfortable than usual, especially during diaper changes
  • Dimethicone and zinc oxide are both skin protectants that form a barrier over the skin to seal out wetness and prevent contact with potential irritants, such as urine or feces.

  • If oral contact occurs, use a damp, clean washcloth to wipe the child’s mouth out and contact Poison Control toll-free at 1.800.222.1222 for recommendations. If eye contact occurs, if you have not already done so, immediately cleanse the eye areas with a soft cloth dipped in warm water and rinse the eyes with sterile saline.Call Poison Control toll-free at 1.800.222.1222, and also notify your physician to have them take a good look at your child’s eyes if exposure occurs.

  • Change wet or soiled diaper immediately, cleanse area and allow drying. Apply Boudreaux’s Butt Paste® liberally in a thick, even layer to skin in diaper area.