What is diaper rash?

Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin anywhere usually covered by a diaper. While it might be a little sore for your baby, the good news is that it’s not usually serious. Babies can be more susceptible during teething, when changing from breast to bottle-feeding or when starting on solid foods.

How can I prevent diaper rash occurring?

There are many good things that you can do to prevent diaper rash! To find out more visit our diaper rash hub.

What should I do to treat diaper rash?

If your baby develops diaper rash, then you need to soothe the soreness and ensure the skin heals as soon as possible. This is where Sudocrem is clinically proven to help. It also protects the skin from further attack by irritants or infection.

How can I tell if my baby has diaper rash?

Diaper rash normally starts with a slight redness on your baby’s bottom and upper thighs. The skin may be hot to touch and your baby might be a little sore and unhappy. To check the symptoms of diaper rash further, visit our diaper rash hub. If you have any concerns we always recommend seeking advice from your doctor, pharmacist or health visitor.

Are there any products I should avoid using on my baby if I'm also using Sudocrem to treat diaper rash?

There are no known interactions with any other products.

How much Sudocrem should I put on?

Less is more and with Sudocrem a little goes a long way! Only apply a small amount in a thin layer and massage in small circular movements until the Sudocrem has disappeared leaving a translucent film. If the area looks white afterwards, put a little less on next time.

I have heard diaper rash creams may clog diapers, making them less effective - does this happen with Sudocrem?

If Sudocrem is applied correctly (a small amount, applied thinly), there is no evidence to suggest that it will affect a diapers ability to absorb urine next time.

What is Sudocrem?

Sudocrem has been mum’s simple effective ally for over 80 years. We’re the market leaders in helping to soothe sore skin and treat diaper rash, Sudocrem products are used by millions of healthcare professionals, mums and dads everywhere.
Sudocrem is clinically proven to soothe, heal and protect your baby’s delicate skin and works in three simple ways:

  • It contains an emollient that soothes sore or inflamed skin.
  • It works as a mild local anaesthetic to help ease pain and irritation.
  • A water-repellent base forms a protective barrier, helping to stop any irritants (urine and faeces) coming into contact with the skin.

Click here to find out more about Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream.

Who makes Sudocrem?

Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream is manufactured in Ireland by Forest Tosara Ltd.

What are the ingredients?

Zinc Oxide Ph. Eur., Benzyl Alcohol B.P., Benzyl Benzoate B.P., Benzyl Cinnamate, Lanolin, Purified Water, Liquid Paraffin, Paraffin wax, Beeswax, Microcrystalline wax, Sodium Benzoate, Linalyl Acetate, Propylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Butylated Hydroxyanisole, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Lavender fragrance.