What is Dermol 500 Lotion?
Dermol 500 lotion is an emollient which helps to soften and hydrate dry skin, especially when you’re suffering from conditions such as eczema or dermatitis. It helps to moisturise dry skin and prevent symptoms like itching and can be used in people of all ages as an emollient or as a substitute for irritating soaps.
What is eczema?
Eczema is a dry skin condition which can make your skin feel dry, irritated, and itchy. Eczema is a common condition, especially in children, and can happen in smaller patches or more widespread areas all over the body. Some of the most common places where people experience eczema include:
- Inside of elbows
- Backs of knees
How will Dermol 500 help to soothe my dry skin?
Dermol 500 works to relieve dry skin conditions in two ways. Firstly, it works as an emollient, which forms a barrier over the skin that stops moisture escaping. This softens and hydrates your skin, preventing and relieving dryness and symptoms like itching. This lotion also works as an antimicrobial, which means that it kills bacteria on the skin that can make dry skin conditions worse, also helping to prevent infection.
Can I use this lotion if I have sensitive skin?
You can use this product if you have sensitive skin, but you should always test a new skincare product, such as Dermol 500, on a small patch of skin before the first application. This will help you to be sure that this product is safe to use on your skin, and will make you aware of any potential side effects. This kind of testing should also be done before using this product to treat small children or before using on the face.
Can I use this emollient at the same time as other medications?
Dermol 500 lotion is not known to affect any other medication, however, you should speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product if you are using other medications. Some products can interact when used together, 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, you should speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product. Although Dermol 500 can be used at this time, a medical professional can help you to choose the best product for you and your baby at this time.
How to use this emollient
Dermol 500 Lotion can be used in one of two ways, either as an emollient or as a substitute for soap:
- To use as an emollient, gently smooth this lotion onto the skin, covering all of the affected areas. Do not rub in vigorously, give the lotion time to soak in if needed, reapply as needed
- To use as a soap substitute, use exactly as you would use your regular soap or shower gel. After you’ve washed, pat the skin dry gently with a soft towel, do not rub the skin
When should Dermol 500 lotion not be used?
Do not use Dermol 500 lotion if you are allergic to benzalkonium chloride, chlorhexidine dihydrochloride, liquid paraffin, isopropyl myristate, or any of the other listed ingredients. For external use only, avoid contact with eyes, especially if you use this product on the face. If you use this product as a soap substitute it can make your bath or shower very slippery, so be sure to take care to avoid slipping. This product contains paraffin, which can increase the flammability of any cloth or fabric it comes into contact with, including dressings or clothing. Take care to avoid fire or naked flames while using this product and change dressings or clothing frequently.
Does this product have any side effects?
Like all medication, Dermol 500 lotion can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. These include:
- Signs of a serious allergic reaction, e.g. swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat, red itchy rash (hives) away from where you applied the product, wheezing, difficulty breathing, feeling faint or dizzy, metallic taste in the mouth, collapse
- Skin reactions, e.g. redness, irritation, itching
If you experience these or any other side effects, stop use and seek medical assistance right away. 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. Store in original packaging and does not use if the expiry date printed on the 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.
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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The active ingredients in this product are benzalkonium chloride (0.1% w/w), chlorhexidine dihydrochloride (0.1% w/w), liquid paraffin (2.5% w/w) and isopropyl myristate (2.5% w/w).
The other ingredients are cetostearyl alcohol, macrogol cetostearyl ether (cetomacrogol 1000), phenoxyethanol and purified water.
Everything You Need to Know About Eczema
If you have dry skin that always seems to happen in the same area and drives you up the wall with that itchy, scratchy feeling, then you could have eczema.
But what is eczema, and what makes this condition different from just regular patches of dry skin?
Today, we’re going to find out more about eczema, what it is, and what it means for your skin.
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Is dermol 500 lotion a steroid cream?
Dermol 500 doesnâ€™t contain any steroids and doesnâ€™t thin the skin
Can I use Dermol 500 lotion to wash with? Can I use Dermol 500 as an leave on emollient on my face? Can i use Dermol 500 for acne prone skin?
Dermol 500 Lotion is an antimicrobial and emollient (softening and moisturising) treatment for application to dry or problem skin.
- It is for use in two ways:
- as a leave-on application
- as a soap-substitute
It helps treat and prevent dry and itchy (pruritic) skin conditions, especially eczema and dermatitis. With regards to acne, this can leave the pores blocked, so not recommended
Is there an issue regarding the long term use of Dermol 500?
The current advise is to review use â€“ not recommended for long term use unless active infection or if infection is a frequent complication. Most suitable for weeping infected skin. This is because it contains an antimicrobial
Can I use Dermol 500 as a shave gel?
Can I use Dermol 500 to help my rosacea?
I advise to use Dermol 500 Lotion as a soap substitute as it helps to retain moisture in the skin and I would lightly apply the Dermol 500 as a moisturiser to assist with rosacea.
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