What is Doublebase Emollient Bath Additive?
Doublebase Emollient Bath Additive is a treatment that will help to reduce the effects of dry skin. The active ingredient in this bath additive is liquid paraffin which is an emollient. An emollient works by restoring moisture into the skin that has been lost as a result of dry skin. This treatment will soften the skin and also form a barrier over the skin to protect it from loss of hydration.
What causes dry skin?
Dry skin happens when the natural barrier over the skin becomes damaged and moisture escapes from the skin. This can be caused by a number of different reasons. These triggers can either be external or internal. External factors that cause dry skin include:
- Seasons – In particular, summer and winter
- Hot weather
- Cold, dry weather
- UV sunlight
- Washing the skin often
- Some soaps and detergents
- Certain types of medication
Internal factors that can cause dry skin include:
- A family history of dry skin
- Hormone changes – Such as pregnancy and the menopause
- Your diet
Since some factors are difficult to control, ensuring that the treatments that you use have the right ingredients.
Who is this bath additive suitable for?
This bath additive is suitable to be used by adults and children who are suffering from the effects of dry skin. It should not be used by anyone who is allergic to the ingredients contained in the additive. This treatment is not known to affect other forms of medication.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use this bath additive?
There is no evidence that there are any problems when using this bath additive when pregnant or breastfeeding. Anyone who is unsure should speak to a medical professional before using.
How should Doublebase Emollient Bath Additive be used?
Adults and older children should add 1½-2 capfuls of the additive into a bath. This should be added to around 20cm (8 inches) of bath water before getting in. For younger children, use ½ to 1 capful of the solution into a smaller bath. When using, cover the affected areas of the skin with the water and soak for 10-20 minutes. After getting out of the bath, pat the skin dry with a soft towel, making sure not to irritate the skin. When getting out of the bath, take care as the additive can make the bath greasy. After finishing in the bath, clean it out using a detergent in order to remove any remaining solution.
Are there any side effects?
Like with many medicines, there is a chance of side effects. Potential side effects include skin irritation and allergic skin reactions. There is also the chance of the skin condition to become worse. If you notice any side effect, stop using and speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. You can also record any side effect that you notice using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.
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.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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