What is Dermol Cream?
Dermol Cream is a treatment for dry skin conditions like eczema and dermatitis. It soothes and protects your skin, hydrating dry skin and easing itching and irritation. You can use Dermol Cream as an emollient or in place of your soap or shower gel to protect your skin from irritants in regular soaps.
What is eczema?
Eczema is a dry skin condition where you’ll experience areas of dry, itchy, irritated skin. Many people experience eczema, especially children who can grow out of eczema as they grow older. Some of the most common places where people experience eczema include:
- Hands and fingers
- Inside of elbows
- Backs of knees
- Face and scalp
How will Dermol Cream help to soothe my eczema?
Dermol Cream contains four active ingredients which work together to ease dry skin conditions such as eczema. The first two are benzalkonium chloride and chlorhexidine dihydrochloride, which are antimicrobial ingredients. This means that they kill bacteria that can irritate dry skin conditions and reduces the chances of infection if you scratch when you have a flare-up. The second two active ingredients are liquid paraffin and isopropyl myristate, which are emollients. This means that they form a protective barrier over dry skin that keeps moisture locked in and irritants out.
Can I use this product if I’m taking other medication?
Dermol Cream isn’t known to interact with any other medications at this time. However, if you are taking other medications, especially those applied to the skin, be sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product.
Can I use this cream if I’m pregnant?
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding you should speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product. Dermol Cream can be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding, but you should always speak to a medical professional before using a new medication at this time.
How to use this product
You can use Dermol Cream as a leave-on cream or as a substitute for soap or shower gels:
- To use as a cream, gently smooth Dermol Cream onto the skin. Do not rub in, allow time for the cream to soak into the skin. Reapply as needed
- To use as a soap substitute, simply use Dermol Cream to clean yourself as you would any ordinary soap or shower gel. Pat the skin dry with a soft towel after use
When should this cream not be used?
Do not use Dermol Cream if you are allergic to benzalkonium chloride, chlorhexidine dihydrochloride, liquid paraffin, isopropyl myristate, or any of the other listed ingredients. If you have very sensitive skin, remember to test a small amount of this cream on a small patch of skin to check for reactions before using this product. This is especially important if you’re treating small children or skin on the face. For external use only, avoid contact with eyes. If you are using this product as a soap substitute when in the bath or shower, bear in mind that this cream can make surfaces slippery and take care not to slip over. This cream contains paraffin, which is an effective emollient but can increase the flammability of any clothing, dressings, or other fabrics it comes into contact with. Be sure to avoid coming into contact with naked flames, lit cigarettes, or other sources of the ignition while using this product, and remember to change clothing or dressings regularly.
Does this product have any side effects?
Like all medications, Dermol Cream can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. If you experience any of the following side effects then you may be experiencing a severe allergic reaction. Stop use and seek medical help right away:
- Swelling of the lips, tongue, face, or throat
- Sudden red itchy skin rash away from where you applied the cream
- Wheezing or breathing difficulties
- Feeling faint or dizzy
- Strange metallic taste in the mouth
Other side effects include:
- Skin reactions in the treated area, e.g. redness, irritation, itching
If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, or if your skin condition begins to look or feel worse, 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 product
Store in a cool, dry place which is below 30 degrees C. Store in the original packaging, do 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.
Helpful Advice on Medication Restrictions & Addiction
For further information on our medication restrictions policy, please click here.
If you are concerned about addiction to 'over the counter' medication, we urge you to visit the below links for professional help and advice:
- Benzalkonium Chloride, Chlorhexidine, Isopropyl Myristate, Liquid Paraffin
Everything You Need to Know About Eczema
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Can this cream be used on my 6 month old with eczema? We currently use epiderm but it's very greasy and they get large areas of redness to back of legs and creases in arms.
You can use Dermol cream on a six month old. Use it after bathing and try not to put any perfumed products into the bath water.
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