What is Epaderm?
Epaderm is a three-in-one emollient cream and can be used as a cleanser, moisturiser or a bath additive. It is a soothing treatment for multiple dry skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. This fragrance-free formula is gentle, light and non-greasy, perfect for daytime use or if you have sensitive skin. Epaderm is suitable for all ages, including babies.
How to use this product
Always use Epaderm exactly as described in the patient information leaflet or as your doctor / Chemist4U pharmacist has told you. To use as a cleanser, scoop a small portion into your hands and lather in warm water, as you would with regular hand soap. Rinse and repeat when needed.
If you require an all over body treatment, use Epaderm as a bath additive. Mix four grams (approximately the size of a heaped teaspoon) into a tumbler filled with warm water, then pour the mixture into your bath. It is important to take care when exiting the bath as the ointment may cause the bathtub to become slippery. For best results, we recommend applying Epaderm directly onto the skin to create an instant moisture barrier.
What is dry skin?
Many people have naturally dry skin, but it can also be caused by exposure to cold weather, central heating and air conditioning. Dry skin can be rough, scaly and uncomfortable, causing itchiness. To relieve this cycle it is important to use an emollient cream.
Your dry skin may also be the result of eczema, which is when your natural oils are lacking. When moisture escapes, the skin will dry and crack, allowing bacteria in. This leads to inflammation and itching, most commonly in the creases of your skin, or on your elbows and knees.
Additionally, emollient cream is effective against psoriasis, which is a chronic autoimmune skin condition and is often hereditary. It occurs due to the rapid growth of skin cells, causing plaques to form on the skin, appearing in flaky, scaly and red patches. These can be developed on any part of the body, including the scalp, hands, feet and genitals. Although there is no cure for psoriasis, the regular application of emollients, such as Epaderm, will hydrate the skin and keep it more comfortable.
Is Epaderm suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding women?
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, you must ask your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist for advice before using any new products.
Are there any side effects?
Do not use this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. It is very unlikely that Epaderm will cause any significant side effects. Seek medical attention if you experience any skin irritation or signs of an allergic reaction.
Store in a cool, dry place out of sight and reach of children. Do not use after the expiry date, referring to the last day of the month stated on the packaging.
Make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before using this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are using any other skin products 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 products 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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