I think the first time I heard about this stuff I was 14yrs old, my mom just had her 2nd child and as usual with babies at some point diaper rash hits. To this day she tells me that her Dr. told her that this was the best stuff to use, weather he did or not doesn't matter, the fact is that however she heard of it...I'm just so glad she did! This stuff is the absolute best. Yes it's a little spendy and sometimes very hard to find, but when you find it buy all you can! It's SO worth it. I have tried many other diaper rash creams, ointments and sprays and none of them come close to the healing powers that this has. Dyprotex is very thick (so it stays on and protects and heals the skin) and very easy to use. Here's what you get...you get some small plastic dishes with a small dab of ointment under a round applicator. You apply the ointment with the pad so no messy fingers! And the stuff seems to work so well that you don't need much so it lasts longer. It's GREAT!!!! I have even given my friends a dish of it to show them that it works better than the stuff that they have...and they switch because they end up loving it too!