Frequently Asked Questions: Bepanthen Ointment
The common causes of diaper rash are exposure to friction, excessive hydration, varying pH, and constant contact of the diapered skin with urine and faeces. Fungal and bacterial infections are also thought to be likely causes of diaper rash.
Signs of diaper rash may include:
Prolonged periods of crying together with agitation, changes in sleeping patterns, and lower frequency of urination and defecation.
Depending on the severity of the diaper rash, the surface area of skin redness may vary, and in some cases may appear glossy, bleeding, or some oozing.
Bepanthen Ointment is used for:
Prevention & treatment of nappy (diaper) rash
Caring & treatment of sore/cracked nipples, for breastfeeding mothers
Dry, chapped and cracked skin
Minor skin injuries such as minor burns & wounds
Bepanthen works in a combination of 2 ways:
Protection - The ointment dosage form of Bepanthen is able to form a long-lasting breathable barrier protecting against irritants while maintaining skin moisture.
Gentle healing - Dexpanthenol penetrates deeply into the skin and is converted into pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) which facilitates the natural skin healing process
Infant care: At each nappy (diaper) change, spread Bepanthen Ointment over your baby’s bottom and groin after cleaning these areas thoroughly with water.
Nursing mothers: Apply Bepanthen Ointment to the nipples after each breastfeeding. It is recommended to clean the breast before each breastfeeding.
Damaged skin: Apply once daily or more, as needed.
Here are the key considerations when selecting a product dosage form for prevention and treatment diaper
rash where Bepanthen® Ointment scores ALL of the below:
Proven clinically effective and safe for babies
Increases natural protection of the skin
Maintains maximumly the skin moisture level
Contains ingredients that are listed as safe and useful
Does not contain unnecessary ingredients
Does not contain potentially toxic ingredients (including ingredients that have not been recorded for safety)
Does not contain ingredients that can cause sensitive reactions such as fragrances
Does not contain antiseptics or preservatives
Convenient to use
Bepanthen Ointment do not contain added colorants, fragrances, or preservatives. It may be used as often as needed.
Local Bepanthen Ointment Product Information leaflet (Malaysia)
Bepanthen Ointment is a gentle product and do not contain added colorants, fragrances, or preservatives, it is safe for use even by infants. Bepanthen Ointment is for external use only.
Local Bepanthen ® Ointment Product Information leaflet (Malaysia)
Bepanthen Ointment does not contain components which those with G6PD deficiency cannot tolerate. Please consult your healthcare professional for more information.
There is no specific information on the usage of Bepanthen Ointment in individuals with eczema. Please consult your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Bepanthen Ointment can be applied externally on skin at the genital/groin area of infants or children to protect against irritants.
Bepanthen Ointment can be used or applied to areas of the skin with rashes brought about by friction or excessive moisture.
Bepanthen can be used for dry, chapped and cracked skin. It is recommended to apply only a thin layer of Bepanthen Ointment especially on the face, apply when your baby is sleeping and have your baby wear mittens or gloves to avoid accidental ingestion. Please consult your doctor or pharmacist for further information.
Mothers/Caregivers are advised to frequently change diapers every 2-3 hours or if the diapers are soiled. Prior to changing the infant, clean the area (genitals & buttocks) with clean water using a soft gentle cloth, avoid rigorous rubbing or excessive use of wet wipes especially if the infant is sensitive to the material.
After cleansing, apply Bepanthen Ointment to protect the baby’s skin. If symptoms persist or worsen, please consult your healthcare professional.
After using Bepanthen Ointment, close the tube tightly and store it away from heat and out of reach of children. It is advisable to not use Bepanthen Ointment after its expiry date on the packaging.
It is not necessary to apply powder after applying Bepanthen Ointment to the skin.