If your baby’s diaper area feels warm and looks red and inflamed, they most probably suffered from diaper rash. Sometimes the skin appears irritated, bumpy and in some serious situations, it will have open sores and blisters.

Best Diaper Rash Treatment

Diaper rash can be frustrating to both the parents and the baby. Fortunately, there are diaper rash creams and ointments to help alleviate the problem. Generally, there are two main types of diaper rash creams:

Petroleum-based products- including petroleum jelly and Aquaphor.

Zinc-oxide-based products- like Desitin or Balmex.

These examples of diaper rash medications can help you relieve and treat the symptoms of diaper rash.

1. Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment

Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment is a multi-purpose solution for your baby’s many skincare needs. It is clinically proven to restore and smoothen skin back to health. 

It can be applied to irritated and chapped skin for relief and treatment. It can also be used as a preventative diaper rash cream to be applied with every diaper change. Consequently, it protects the skin from wetness, acidity, and chafing to help avoid rashes.

Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment contains petrolatum (41%) – skin protectants as the main ingredient and- mineral oil, ceresin, lanolin alcohol, panthenol, glycerin and bisabolol as the inactive ingredients.

2. Sebamed Baby Diaper Rash Cream

Sebamed Baby Rash Cream relieves the symptoms of diaper rash as well as protecting the skin. It contains micronized titanium dioxide, a moisture complex of beeswax + sorbitol + squalane, panthenol, chamomile, lecithin, and wheat germ oil.

Chamomile soothes irritated skin and helps to protect it from infection. On the other hand, titanium dioxide forms a protective barrier against aggressive constituents of excrement.

Sebamed baby diaper rash baby cream also has a rich lipid complex with panthenol, and squalene and lecithin that assist to heal wounds.  

3. Burt’s Bees Baby Multipurpose Ointment

Burt’s Bees Baby 100% Natural Multipurpose Healing Ointment is an ointment that smoothens your baby’s delicate skin and protects it against diaper rashes. It calms the skin and relieves discomfort caused by eczema, scratches, and cuts.

It contains castor seed oil, coconut oil, beeswax, fragrance, shea butter, calophyllum inophyllum seed oil, soybean oil, sweet almond oil, jojoba butter, tocopherol, citral, citronellol, coumarin, farnesol, geraniol, and limonene.

4. Desitin Diaper Rash Cream

Desitin Daily Defense Baby Diaper Rash Cream helps to soothe, treat and prevent diaper rash. It works as a skin barrier cream by forming a protective layer on your baby’s skin for diaper rash relief and prevention.

Desitin diaper rash cream is made with a 13% zinc oxide skin protectant- a fast-acting hypoallergenic formula that seals out wetness.

5. Drapolene Nappy Rash Cream

Drapolene Nappy Rash Cream is used to treat nappy rash, and for soothing minor burns and wounds. It works by providing a layer of oil on the surface of the skin to prevent water from evaporating from the skin surface.

Drapolene Nappy Rash Cream contains two active ingredients- benzalkonium chloride and cetrimide- that have antiseptic and disinfectant properties. It also has a mixture of white soft paraffin, wool fat, and cetyl alcohol that produces a greasy moisturizer.

6. Himalaya Diaper Rash Cream

Himalaya Diaper Rash Cream contains almond oil, aloe vera, and five-leaved chaste, which assist to soothe redness and irritation on the baby’s skin by creating a protective barrier. With each diaper change, apply Himalaya Diaper Rash Cream to help prevent rashes caused by damp diapers.


Talk to your doctor regarding diaper rash treatment. The doctor may choose an antifungal cream or an antibiotic diaper rash cream depending on the cause and type of rash. They may even recommend more helpful changes to your diapering routine.