E45 Dermatitis Cream - 50ml

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What is E45 Dermatitis Cream?

E45 Dermatitis Cream is designed for those who suffer from dermatitis and are looking for a way to ease the itching and inflammation in their skin. It’s scientifically proven to reduce inflammation and redness, ideal for those with mild to moderate contact dermatitis or eczema. This product is dermatologically tested and contains no added colours or preservatives.


What is dermatitis?

Dermatitis is a dry skin condition which happens when your skin is irritated by something you’ve come into contact with. When you have contact dermatitis, you may find that your skin becomes red, blistered, itchy, dry, or cracked after coming into contact with an irritant or allergen. Some of the most common irritants which trigger flare-ups of dermatitis include:

  • Harsh soaps or detergents
  • Antiseptics or antibacterials
  • Disinfectants
  • Perfumes or preservatives in your cosmetics
  • Other chemicals


How will E45 Dermatitis Cream help to ease my dermatitis?

E45 Dermatitis Cream contains an ingredient called Ectoin. This is a natural substance which may help to reduce inflammation and has membrane-stabilising properties. It helps to ease inflammation, redness and itching in your skin when you’re suffering from dermatitis or eczema, helping you to feel more comfortable in your skin.


Can E45 Dermatitis Cream also be used for eczema?

Contact dermatitis is a type of eczema which happens when your skin comes into contact with something that irritates it, for example, harsh soaps or disinfectants. As E45 Dermatitis Cream is designed to ease symptoms of dermatitis, it can also be used to ease the same symptoms when you’re having an eczema flare-up. However, you may find that a product designed to treat eczema is more suitable for you, so be sure to speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you’re unsure.


Can I use this cream for dermatitis on my hands?

Hands are one of the most common places where people experience contact dermatitis, especially if you’ve been cleaning with soaps or disinfectants that irritate your skin. E45 Dermatitis Cream is ideal for those who suffer from dermatitis on their hands as you can use its gentle formula every day to soothe your skin. When you have dermatitis on your hands it can make all kinds of everyday things difficult, including eating, using your phone, or cleaning, but this product can ease the inflammation in your irritated hands, making life a bit easier.


Can I use this product if I’m using another medication?

If you’re using any other medication, including those you’ve obtained without a prescription, speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using this product. This especially applies if you are using a topical medication on the area where you want to apply this cream. Some products can interact when used together, making your medication less effective or causing unwanted side effects, but a medical professional can help you to avoid this.


How to use this product

Gently apply E45 Dermatitis Cream to the affected area of skin twice a day, or as often as needed. If your doctor has advised that you should use this product more regularly than this, make sure to follow their instructions carefully.


When should this cream not be used?

E45 Dermatitis Cream is not suitable for children younger than 3 months old. Do not use this product if you are allergic to Ectoin or any of the other listed ingredients. For external use only, avoid contact with eyes or other sensitive areas. Do not use this product on infected skin. This product can make any fabrics it comes into contact with more flammable. Stay away from naked flames and do not smoke while using this product. Change any clothing, bedding, dressings, or other fabrics which come into contact with this product regularly. Do not share this medical device with others.


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 bottom of the packaging has passed. Once opened use within 3 months. Keep out of sight and reach of children.


Important information

This product is a medical device; 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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Active Ingredients

  • Ectoin


  • Ectoin, Aqua, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ceramide-3, Squalane, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Cera, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Carbomer, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Glycine, Alanine, Pentylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Glycerine, Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid,

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E45 is an emollient not a steriod cream.

For eczema sufferers it’s important to use emollient around 2–4 times a day (depending on instructions from emollient manufacturers), even if you feel your skin’s improving.

Adults with eczema should use at least 500g every week (about one handful every day) while children with eczema (under supervision) should usually use at least 250g a week (about half an adult handful every day or as indicated by a healthcare professional).

Can I use this product on my face

There are no known issues using E45 dermatitis cream on the face. However, for external use only, avoid contact with eyes or other sensitive areas. Please read the leaflet carefully.

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Shipping Times

MethodHandling TimeTransit TimeTimescaleApprox Cost
Standard Shipping (3-5 Working Days)123£2.95
Royal Mail Tracked 24011£4.95

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E45 Dermatitis Cream - 50ml Reviews

Mrs Atkinson,
Great product - really works.