What is Care Aqueous Calamine Cream?
Care Aqueous Calamine Cream is a soothing cream which can help to ease sunburn and other mild skin conditions. It helps to reduce inflammation, easing side effects of sunburn, chickenpox, insect bites or stings, and other minor conditions gently and effectively.
What is sunburn?
Sunburn happens when your skin is exposed to too much sun, which can damage the skin, leaving it feeling sore and uncomfortable. Sunburn will usually clear up within a week by itself, but many people look for remedies which can make the area less irritated until it heals. When you have a sunburn, you could see the following symptoms:
- Heat or warmth from the skin
- Flaking or peeling the skin
How will this cream help to soothe sunburn?
Aqueous Calamine Cream contains two active ingredients which work together to soothe sunburn and other mild skin conditions, these are calamine and zinc oxide. These ingredients work as a mild astringent, cleansing your skin and reducing inflammation, perfect for easing sunburn.
Can I use this cream if I’m using another medication?
If you’re using other medication, including those you’ve obtained without a prescription, speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product. Some medications can interact when used together, causing unwanted side effects or making your medication less effective, but a medical professional can help you to avoid this.
Can I use this product if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product. Although this cream is unlikely to have any unwanted effects when used at this time, you should always check with a medical professional before using a new product to be sure that it’s safe for you and your baby.
How to use this product
Before using this product, make sure that the skin in the affected area is clean and dry. Apply liberally to the affected skin as often as needed.
When should this product not be used?
Do not use Aqueous Calamine Cream if you are allergic to calamine, zinc oxide, or any of the other listed ingredients. For external use only, keep out of contact with eyes or other sensitive areas. Do not apply this product before having an x-ray, as it may affect the outcome of your x-ray examination.
Does this product have any side effects?
Like all medications, Aqueous Calamine Cream can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. These include side effects caused by irritation or an allergic reaction, e.g. skin rash, redness, itching. If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist right away. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.
How to store this cream
Store in a cool, dry place which is below 25 degrees C. Do not freeze. Do not use if the expiry date printed on carton has passed. When opened, use within 12 months. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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Calamine 4.0% w/w and Zinc Oxide 3.0% w/w
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How to Choose Sun Cream
Summer is just around the corner and it is likely that you will be spending a lot more time under the sun. With that comes risk. Risks from overexposure to the sun can include sunburn but also skin cancer. To reduce the risk, you will need protection from a sun cream, also known as sunscreen. With so many options out there, it can be daunting making sure that you have the right sun cream to protect you.
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