Emulsiderm for the treatment of dry skin conditions, including eczema and psoriasis.
Emulsiderm Emollient is a bath additive that works to provide relief for the effects of dry skin. It contains 3 active ingredients that work to provide relief for dry and irritated skin. These are:
- Liquid paraffin
- Benzalkonium chloride
- Isopropyl myristate
Liquid paraffin and isopropyl myristate are emollients that will soften and moisturise the skin. Emulsiderm also protects from dry skin returning. The other ingredient, benzalkonium, is known as an antimicrobial chemical. Emulsiderm works by combating the bacteria on the skin and reduce infection caused by scratching the skin.
A skin infection is most likely to be caused by damaged skin as a result of atopic eczema, which itself is caused by an allergic reaction. A skin infection is the result of bacteria getting into cracked or broken skin and causing symptoms which include:
- Fluid coming out of the skin
- A yellow crust on the skin surface
- Small yellow spots appearing on the skin
- Swollen and sore skin
- Fever and feeling unwell
Other symptoms can be that eczema has gotten worse and that other treatments that are used stopped working.
How to use
- Adults, elderly, children and infants: add half to 2 capfuls to a bath of warm water. Soak for 5-10 minutes then pat dry. For direct application, rub a small amount of undiluted emollient into dry skin areas
Benzalkonium chloride 0.5% w/w, Isopropyl myristate 25% w/w, Liquid paraffin 25% w/w