This is a fantastic salve for diaper rash or any type of skin problem or irritation that needs healing and soothing. The typical result is that it will heal a diaper rash within hours, overnight in severe cases. Use the salve at every diaper change for newborns to help remove the sticky poop (meconium) that is passed the first few days after birth. Meconium can be very difficult to wipe off and can be irritating to the baby's tender skin. Applying Healing Salve at each diaper change makes it much easier to remove, and more gentle on their skin.