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Also contains: lanolin anhydrous, glyceryl monostearate, cetyl alcohol, sodium cetostearyl sulphate, citric acid monohydrate, carbomer, sodium hydroxide, phenoxyethanol, methyl hydroxybenzoate (E218), ethylhydroxybenzoate (E214), propyl hydroxybenzoate, butyl and isobutyl hydroxybenzoate and purified water.

AproDerm Gel is a highly moisturising gel, without the greasiness of an ointment, which actively draws and retains moisture within the skin and provides a protective barrier to help reduce dryness and irritation. It is also an effective pre-bathing emollient so can be applied to skin prior to bathing to prevent it from drying out even further, whilst protecting it from the irritant effects that can be caused by washing and bathing products such as soaps, shower gels and shampoos. At SFH if needed for other uses eg for lips, then use yellow soft paraffin, available from NHS supplies.If you find you are sensitive to the cream stop use and consult a pharmacist or doctor if you have cause forconcern. First line - Balneum ® Plus Cream (100g tube) - also contains lauromacrogols. Use only if emollient alone has not helped itching.

Any other emollient with low percentage urea can be used for maintenance following the treatment phase. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine. Storing the medicine Uses: Adults, the elderly and children*: As an emollient: Apply to the affected area as often as required. Smooth gently into the skin, following the direction of the hair growth. As a bath additive: Melt about 4g in hot water in a suitable container then add to the bath. As a soap substitute: Take a small amount of the ointment and lather it under warm water and use as required when washing or in the shower. Pat skin dryAqueous cream may be associated with skin reactions (stinging, burning, itching and redness) when used as a 'leave-on' emollient, often within 20 minutes of application, and especially in children with atopic eczema. See MHRA Drug Safety update March 2013. Epimax ® original cream - First line option for moderately dry skin as per Notts Emollient Formulary. Comparable to Zerobase ®, Cetraben ® and Diprobase ®.

AproDerm Colloidal Oat Cream, a light, paraffin-free emollient which has all the benefits of colloidal oat including protecting and restoring the skin barrier, soothing the itch, irritation and redness associated with dry skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis, as well as having humectant properties and maintaining the skin’s normal pH. As well as being a moisturiser it can also be used as an effective soap substitute, to prevent the skin from drying out further.A rich, non-greasy 3-in-1 moisturiser, wash and bath additive containing 70% paraffin to manage eczema, dry cases of psoriasis and other related dry skin conditions

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