Aquaphor Ointment (Petrolatum - non Rx) Customer Reviews

Aquaphor Ointment

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Petrolatum is a derivative of petroleum, composed of mineral oil. It serves as a topical agent for various applications in skincare. Primarily, it is employed to provide protective benefits for minor abrasions, lacerations, burns, or eczema. It is also utilized to alleviate and prevent conditions such as chapped lips or fissured skin.

Petrolatum topical proves beneficial in forming a barrier against moisture, thereby playing a significant role in the prevention of diaper rash or skin irritation induced by bladder or bowel incontinence.

Uses and Dosage

Certain products require thorough shaking prior to use. Review the label instructions to determine if vigorous shaking of the bottle is necessary before application.

Administer the product to the affected areas of the skin as needed, adhering to the guidelines specified on the label or as directed by your healthcare provider. The frequency of application will vary depending on the specific product and your skin condition. In the case of treating dry hands, it may be necessary to use the product every time you wash your hands, ensuring consistent application throughout the day.

If the product is being utilized to address diaper rash, ensure proper cleansing of the diaper area before application and allow the area to dry before administering the product.

For individuals employing the product to treat radiation-induced skin burns, consult with radiation personnel to determine if the selected brand can be applied prior to radiation therapy.

Adhere diligently to all directions provided on the label for appropriate usage. Apply the product exclusively to the skin, avoiding sensitive areas such as the eyes, oral cavity, nasal passages, and the vaginal/groin region, unless otherwise instructed by the label or your healthcare professional.

Consistent use of this medication is crucial for optimal results. Most moisturizers perform best when applied to damp skin. Apply the product after bathing or showering while the skin is still moist. In instances of severe dry skin, your doctor may advise soaking the affected area before using the product. Prolonged, hot, or frequent bathing or washing can exacerbate dry skin.

If your condition persists, worsens, or if you suspect a serious medical issue, seek immediate medical assistance.

Side Effects

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • rash
  • hives
  • itching
  • red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever
  • wheezing
  • tightness in the chest or throat
  • trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking;
  • swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat
  • signs of skin infection like oozing, heat, swelling, redness, or pain
  • bleeding that is not normal from the affected area
  • fever


Prior to using this product, inform your doctor or pharmacist about any known allergies to the ingredients contained within the product or any other known allergies. Inactive ingredients present in the product may potentially trigger allergic reactions or other complications.

If you have any existing health conditions such as skin cuts, infections, or sores, it is advisable to consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this product.

Certain ingredients, such as preservatives or fragrances, can increase your skin’s sensitivity to sunlight. Your healthcare provider may recommend limiting sun exposure, avoiding tanning booths and sunlamps, as well as using sunscreen and wearing protective clothing when outdoors. Promptly notify your doctor if you experience sunburn or observe skin blisters or redness.

Some products have the potential to exacerbate acne. If you have a tendency to develop acne breakouts, seek products labeled as “non-comedogenic,” indicating that they will not clog pores.

Be aware that certain products may cause stains or discoloration on clothing.

Notify your doctor if you are pregnant before using this product.

The passage of this product into breast milk is currently unknown. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding, particularly if the product will be applied to the breast area.

Form and Strength

Aquaphor Ointment is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • Aquaphor Ointment ointment:

    • 4%


Is Aquaphor and Vaseline the same thing?

Vaseline contains 100 percent petroleum jelly, while Aquaphor includes other ingredients like mineral oil, ceresin, lanolin alcohol, panthenol, glycerin, and bisabolol.

Does Aquaphor absorb into skin?

The skin does not absorb Aquaphor quickly since it is an occlusive moisturizer. Instead, it forms a physical barrier on your skin to help lock in moisture.



Additional information

Generic name:

Petrolatum – non Rx





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