Oilatum Cream – 150g

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What is Oilatum Cream?

Oilatum Cream is a form of treatment that is designed to treat dry skin and conditions related to it such as eczema. The cream contains the active ingredients light liquid paraffin and white soft paraffin. This cream works by softening and soothing the skin by forming a protective barrier over the skin. It is effective as a form of treatment after washing the skin. This treatment is known as an emollient.


What is the cause of eczema?

Eczema is a condition that can be caused by several different reasons. These include an allergic reaction as well as coming into contact with different substances. Different types of eczema have different symptoms as well as causes. There is no known cure for eczema completely. Using the right treatment can reduce the effects of the condition though.


Who is this cream suitable for?

This Oilatum Cream is suitable to be used by adults and children who are suffering from dry skin. It can be used by anyone who is allergic to lanolin. It should not be used by anyone who is allergic to the ingredients contained in the cream. Anyone who is currently using any other form of medication should speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using.


Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use this cream?

There are no problems when using this cream when pregnant. Anyone who is breastfeeding should ensure that all of the cream has been washed off before breastfeeding.


How should Oilatum Cream be used?

This cream should be used as and when needed. For the best results, use the cream straight after washing the skin. Ensure that the cream is kept out of the eyes. Do not use after the expiry date.


Are there any side effects?

Any side effect is most likely to be the result of an allergic reaction. If you notice a side effect, then 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.


More Information

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.


Helpful Advice on Medication Restrictions & Addiction

For further information on our medication restrictions policy, please click here.

If you are concerned about addiction to 'over the counter' medication, we urge you to visit the below links for professional help and advice:

Active Ingredients

  • Liquid Paraffin
  • White Soft Paraffin


  • Contains Light LIQUID Paraffin 6.% w/w and White Soft Paraffin 15.% w/w in a cream base.
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Standard Shipping (3-5 Working Days)123£2.95

Times are given in working days and are approximate. Costs may change based on order total, day of the week or location within the UK. Ability to hit timescales will depend on whether the products are ordered before a cut off time, as well as additional administration time incurred in reviewing your order.

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Free UK Delivery on all orders over £30* - Delivery within 3-5 working days.

Standard UK Delivery - £2.95* - Delivery within 3-5 working days.

Express UK Delivery - £4.95** - Delivery within 1-2 working days.

Temperature Controlled Delivery - £8.85 - Delivery within 1-3 working days.

Please Note: These prices are shown as a guide only. All delivery times are approximate but have been obtained in good faith.

*Excluding refrigerated products and treatments which are subject to different postage charges.


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This means the packaging is plain, there is no mention of what product is inside your package and there is no mention of Chemist4U either.

We respect that many of our products are of a sensitive nature - this is why we take every step to keep your purchases private.

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Oilatum Cream – 150g Reviews

Great product. Makes my skin much softer and less itchy.

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