Dermol 200 Shower Emollient is a shower gel substitute. It helps with the management of dry and pruritic skin conditions, especially eczema and dermatitis.
Dermol 200 Shower Emollient contains four main ingredients: liquid paraffin and isopropyl myristate, both of which have moisturising properties, and benzalkonium chloride and chlorhexidine hydrochloride, which are an antiseptics.
Moisturising lotions and shower gels are useful for dry skin conditions, such as eczema and dermatitis, which get worse when the skin is allowed to dry out. Used regularly, they help restore the skin's smoothness, softness and flexibility by replacing lost moisture and helping the skin retain moisture. This helps reduce scaling, redness and itching.
Both the shower emollient and the lotion can be used in the shower as a soap or normal shower gel substitute when washing, or applied directly to dry areas of skin as a moisturiser. After washing, the skin should be patted rather than rubbed dry to avoid rubbing off the oil.
In dry skin conditions such as eczema, using moisturisers and moisturising shower gels regularly, even once the skin has improved, can help prevent flare-ups.
How to use
May be used as a soap substitute in the shower.
After showering apply to the affected areas as required and massage into the skin until absorbed.
Hazards and Cautions
Please be aware that this product contains Liquid Paraffin which is highly flammable, keep away from open or gas fires or hobs and naked flames, including candles etc. and not to smoke when using these paraffin containing preparations.
Bedding and clothing should be washed regularly (preferably daily) to minimise the build-up of impregnated paraffin although it may not be completely removed, unless it is washed at a high temperature as paraffin is invisible and can accumulate over time
This preparation is for external use only.
Avoid contact of this medicine with the eyes.
When using this preparation in the bath or shower take care to avoid slipping, especially when getting in or out, as this preparation may make the bath/shower more slippery than usual.
Benzalkonium Chloride BP 0.1%, Chlorhexidine Hydrochloride BP 0.1%, Liquid paraffin BP 2.5%, Isopropyl Myristate BP 2.5%, Cetostearyl Alcohol BP, Cetomacrogol 1000BP, Phenoxyethanol BP, Purified water BP.