What is Lanacane Cream?
Lanacane is a medicated, anaesthetic cooling cream which provides fast-acting relief from itching and irritation on the skin. It works underneath the skin to anaesthetise the sensory nerves to stop itching and eliminate the urge to scratch. The soothing formula is easy to apply and provides a protective barrier over the affected area, to prevent further irritation and to stop you from scratching which can make the itching sensation worse and cause infection. If you’re looking for an effective soothing treatment for itchy and irritated skin, try Lanacane Cream.
Why is my skin itchy?
Itchy skin is a common occurrence which most people will experience from time to time. If your skin is dehydrated and dry, it may become itchy, flaky and irritated. This irritation may become worse due to scratching or friction caused by clothing rubbing against the affected skin.Other causes of itchy skin can include:
- Allergic reaction
- Prickly heat
- A symptom of a dry skin condition, such as eczema
- Fungal skin infection, such as thrush or athlete’s foot
- Parasites, such as head lice and scabies
If your skin is itchy, it isn’t usually something to worry about, but it can be uncomfortable. There are a variety of steps you can take to stop your skin from itchy and prevent damage from scratching including:
- Patting or tapping the skin instead of scratching
- Hold something cool, like a damp towel, on your skin
- Use cool or warm instead of hot water in your bath or shower
- Use unperfumed moisturisers
- Keep your nails clean
- Avoid tight clothing
- Use laundry liquid or powder that is suitable for sensitive skin
How can Lanacane help to soothe itchy skin?
Lanacane contains the active ingredients, Benzocaine which works below the skin surface to anaesthetise the sensory nerves which prevents itching and irritating fast. The soothing formula has a cooling effect on irritated, dry or itchy skin caused by a variety of conditions including:
- Insect bites and stings
- Nettle stings
- Small cuts and grazes
- External vaginal and external anal itching
How to use this product
Always use this product as described in the patient information leaflet or as instructed by your doctor or a Chemist4U pharmacist. Lanacane is for external, topical use by adults and children aged 12 years and over.
Before use, pierce the tube seal using the spike on the cap. Apply the cream to the affected area. You can repeat the treatment, as needed up to 3 times per day for up to a week. If symptoms persist for more than one week, consult your doctor.
When NOT to use this product
Do NOT use this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients (see ingredients tab for full list) or to commercial hair dyes or:
- If you are under 12 years of age
- On large areas of skin, skin rash, sunburnt, infected or broken skin or on the mouth or eyes
- If you have a slow or irregular heart beat
- If you have a history of or are suspected to have abnormal blood pigment
- With sulphonamides or cholinesterase inhibitors
Speak to your doctor or a Chemist4U pharmacist, before using this product if you are taking any medication or if you are pregnant before taking this product.
Can this Lanacane cause side effects?
Like all medicines, this product can cause side effects, although not everyone will experience them. On very rare occasions the use of Lanacane can cause sensitivity, which includes symptoms such as:
- Reddening of the skin
- Minor swelling
- The itch or irritation becoming more intense
If you experience any of these symptoms, discontinue use immediately and seek advice from your doctor or a Chemist4U pharmacist.
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.
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Active Ingredient: Benzocaine 3% w/w Also contains: Chlorothymol, Diethylene Glycol Monoethyl Ether, Docusate Sodium, Perfume, Glycerol, Glycerol Monostearate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Sulfonated Castor Oil, Trolamine, Water, Zinc Oxide
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