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Oilatum emollient

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Information specific to: Oilatum emollient.

About Oilatum emollient and how it works

This medicine helps treat and prevent dry, itchy skin associated with conditions such as dermatitis and eczema. It contains light liquid paraffin which is an emollient that rehydrates dry skin by helping it retain moisture. It replaces skin oils and forms a waterproof barrier on the skin surface preventing water loss. This moisturises and softens the skin underneath and prevents it from drying out.

This medicine is available in the form of a liquid which is either added to bath water or applied directly on to wet skin.

After using this medicine, rinse off the excess and pat your skin dry with a towel.

This medicine can make the bath or shower slippery. Take care not to slip when entering or getting out of the shower or the bath.

Speak to your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse during treatment with this medicine.

Before using Oilatum emollient

This medicine may not be suitable for everyone and some people must never have it. Check the leaflet that comes with your medicine to make sure that the medicine is suitable before having it.

Always get advice from a healthcare professional before having this medicine if:

  • you are allergic or sensitive to or have had a reaction to any of the ingredients in the medicine

Medicines interactions

If you are taking or using more than one medicine they may interact with each other. This medicine is unlikely to have any important interactions. But speak to your pharmacist or doctor if you get any unusual symptoms while having this medicine with other medicines.

Possible side effects of Oilatum emollient

Most medicines can cause some side-effects but not everyone having the same medicine will get the same side-effects.

The following side-effects have been associated with people having this medicine:

  • application site reactions such as hypersensitivity, dermatitis, redness, itching, rash or skin irritation - stop using this medicine if you develop a rash or skin irritation

If you experience other side effects or have any other worrying symptoms while you are using this medicine, seek medical advice.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

This medicine is not known to cause any problems during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. However, as with all medicines, you should seek medical advice from your doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding

Before breast-feeding your baby, wash off any traces of this medicine from your breast.

Other important information

Make sure that you read the leaflet that comes with your medicine to check what dose you should use and if there is anything that you need to do if you use more than the recommended dose. If you are in any doubt about whether this medicine is suitable for you, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

This medicine is for external use only.

Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.

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