How can I prevent nappy rash occurring?

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

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

There are no known interactions with any other products.

How can I tell if my baby has nappy rash?

Nappy 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 nappy rash further, visit our nappy rash hub. If you have any concerns we always recommend seeking advice from your doctor, pharmacist or health visitor.

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 nappy rash creams may clog nappies, 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 nappy’s 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 nappy 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, Micrcocrystalline wax, Sodium Benzoate, Linayl Acetate, Propylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Butylated Hydroxyanisole, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Lavender fragrance

Where can I buy Sudocrem?

Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream is available from independent pharmacies, major pharmacy chains and supermarkets. Visit our Where to Buy page to find your nearest store.