Tuesday, May 22, 2007
OK, for any moms out there still using diaper rash cream...here's an interesting nugget I found last week. When we had the nasty stomach bug biting, Luke had terrible diarrhea for several days and the sore bottom to prove it. I had run out of Desitin and was using Triple Paste, which is at least double the price, and it didn't seem to be working (I thought it was supposed to be the best thing). So I figured I'd just go back to the old faithful, Desitin. I'd always sworn by it, but never actually checked into why, just figured it was my opinion that it seemed to stay on better, protect more, probably no backing for it. WELL, as it turns out, all diaper rash creams are the same thing...active ingredient - zinc oxide. The ONLY difference is the %. Here's my findings - which I am happy to say, supports my ever-so-humble opinion!!
Balmex.....zinc oxide 11.3%
Triple Paste....zinc oxide 12.8%
Desitin (original)....zinc oxide 40% (The Desitin creamy is much lower...comparable to all the rest)
Need I say more?