What is Doublebase Gel?
Doublebase Gel is a treatment gel that helps to ease dry or chapped skin conditions. Perfect for those suffering from eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and other dry skin conditions, Doublebase Gel helps to lock moisture into the skin, keeping it soft and hydrated.
What is eczema?
Eczema is a common skin condition that many people suffer with. When you are experiencing an eczema flare-up, you may notice that your skin can become red, sore, itchy, dry, or cracked. This can happen in small patches but can also affect larger areas of the body. Some of the most common places to experience eczema include:
- Insides of elbows
- Backs of knees
How will this gel help to relieve my dry, chapped skin?
Doublebase Gel contains the active ingredients isopropyl myristate and liquid paraffin, which are both known as emollients. Emollients help to trap moisture in your skin, forming a protective barrier that helps to keep moisture locked into the skin. This helps to keep skin from drying while also protecting skin from the drying, irritating effects of products such as soaps or fragrances found in ordinary cleansers.
How to use Doublebase Gel
For best results, apply Doublebase Gel to affected areas of skin regularly and as often as required. Smooth the gel over the skin using gentle strokes, stroking in direction of hair growth, do not rub in vigorously. Allow time for the gel to soak in if necessary. You can use Doublebase Gel before or after bathing or showering to help to condition your skin and stop it from drying further.
Who is this gel suitable for?
This gel is suitable to be used by adults and children of all ages. It is also suitable for anyone pregnant or breastfeeding. If you are using any other types of medication then speaking to a doctor or pharmacist before using is advised.
When should Doublebase Gel not be used?
Do not use Doublebase Gel if you are allergic to isopropyl myristate, liquid paraffin, or any of the other listed ingredients. If you experience any irritation while using this product, stop use immediately. If irritation continues, speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist immediately. Doublebase Gel contains paraffin, you should take care when using this product alongside dressings or fabrics, such as clothes or bedsheets, as this can increase the flammability of these items.
If you notice any side effect, then you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist. Also, you can report any side effect using the MHRA Yellow Card scheme. For more information, see the Yellow Card website.
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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