What is Cetraben Cream?
Cetraben Cream is an emollient cream which can be used on eczema or dry skin to help to lock moisture into the skin. It’s perfect for everyday use or to soothe your skin when you have an eczema flare up, protecting and hydrating your dry skin as it heals. It absorbs into the skin easily and can be used to protect your dry skin as you bathe, helping to keep it from drying out. Cetraben Cream is vegan friendly and cruelty free.
What is eczema?
Eczema is a dry skin condition that many people suffer from, and it’s especially common in children. It is associated with dry skin, but can also make your skin feel sore, itchy, and inflamed and can cause redness and cracks in the skin. It can occur all over the body, flaring up in small patches in some sufferers and being much more widely spread in others. Some of the most common places where people experience eczema include:
- In skin folds, such as the insides of your elbows or the backs of your knees
- Face and scalp, especially in children
How does Cetraben Cream help to relieve eczema?
Cetraben Cream in an emollient which means it helps to ease eczema and other dry skin conditions by forming a protective layer over the skin. This layer helps to keep moisture locked into the skin, keeping it from drying out further. It also helps to keep out irritants, like harsh soaps or detergents, which can aggravate sensitive skin, giving your skin the protection it needs as it heals.
Can this emollient cream be used for psoriasis?
Psoriasis is another dry skin condition that is like eczema in many ways, but can cause silver, scaly patches of dry skin. When doctors diagnose psoriasis, they usually recommend emollients like Cetraben Cream as one of the first treatments for the condition. Sometimes emollients are used to moisturise the skin before applying a topical treatment, if this is how you plan to use this product make sure to wait at least 30 minutes between applying Cetraben and your topical treatment for best results.
Can I use this product if I’m pregnant?
Cetraben Cream is unlikely to cause any problems if you use it during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. However, you should speak to your doctor before using this or any other medication at these times, to be sure that the product is safe for both you and your child.
How to use this product
Wash and dry your hands before using this product. Apply Cetraben Cream to the affected area as often as you need to, making sure that the area is well covered. Gently rub the cream into the skin following the direction of hair growth, just as you would when stroking a dog or a cat. Avoid rubbing this product in vigorously, as this could make your skin feel itchy and irritated. You can apply this product before and after bathing to protect your skin from drying out further if you need to but be aware that this product can make surfaces slippery and be careful not to slip in the bath or shower.
When should this emollient not be used?
Do not use Cetraben Cream if you are allergic to light liquid paraffin, white soft paraffin, or any of the other listed ingredients. You should only use this product to treat children under 1 year old if you have been told to do so by your doctor. This product is for external use only, avoid contact with eyes or other sensitive areas. Speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using Cetraben Cream if your skin is badly cracked, infected, or bleeding. This product contains paraffin, which is an essential ingredient in emollients but can make any fabrics which come into contact with this product more flammable. For this reason, you should stay away from open flames and should not smoke while using this product. Make sure that any clothes, dressings, bedding, or other fabrics which come into contact with this product are changed regularly. For more information about the potential fire hazards when using emollients, see here.
Does Cetraben Cream have any side effects?
Like all medications, Cetraben Cream can have side effects, although they are rare and not everybody will experience them. These include mild skin reactions such as redness, or a rash. If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or pharmacist. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.
How to store this product
Store in a cool, dry place which is below 25 degrees C. Do not use this product if the expiry date printed on the original packaging has passed. 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.
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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
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- Light Liquid Paraffin, White Soft Paraffin
Ingredients: White soft paraffin, Light liquid paraffin, Emulsifying wax (SLS Free), Polysorbate 60, Cetostearyl alcohol, Glycerol, Phenoxyethanol, Citric acid monohydrate, Trisodium citrate dehydrate, Purified water.
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