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Emulsifying Ointment BP

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Emulsifying Ointment is a moisturiser that helps to prevent skin from drying out and help to manage dry skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis.

Emulsifying Ointment BP

This 500g ointment is a moisturiser that will help to prevent your skin from drying out, and can also help to treat severe cases of dry skin including Eczema and Dermatitis. Each tub contains a mixture of paraffin oils and wax which stops water from evaporating from the skinís surface, a main cause of dry skin.

Dry Skin occurs when the outer layer of skin cells do not retain as much water as they should do, effectively allowing the skin to become dehydrated. When this happens, the skin becomes cracked and flaky, and can sometimes cause itchiness, an uncomfortable and sometimes consuming side effect. The likelihood of suffering from dry skin is made worse from excessive washing and bathing as this removes the layer of natural oils that are found on the skinís surface.

Once you have started to use this product regularly, you should start to see your skin become smoother, softer and more flexible due to the increase in moisture that your skin will be retaining.

A 6 pack option is available in this item.

How to use Emulsifying Ointment BP:

Apply frequently to prevent the skin from drying out.

This ointment can also be used in place of soap when washing and bathing to avoid the skin from drying out.

Warnings before using Emulsifying Ointment BP:

  • Emulsifying Ointment should not be used if you have a known sensitivity or allergy to any ingredient. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy. If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
  • There are no known harmful effects when this medicine is used by pregnant or breastfeeding mothers.
  • Keep away from potential sources of fire, such as lit cigarettes or gas or electric fires or stoves when using this ointment. Paraffin is highly flammable and dressings, bandages, clothing, bed linen, towels or other fabrics that have been in contact with this ointment can be easily ignited by a naked flame or cigarette, particularly if large amounts of the ointment have been used, or the fabric or dressing have become soaked with the ointment.
  • You should not smoke or use naked flames while this ointment is in contact with your clothes, dressing or bandages.
  • You should regularly (preferably daily) change bedding and clothing that has become impregnated with the ointment.
  • You should also be careful to make sure that the paraffin does not soak into chairs, seating or other furniture because of the potential fire hazard.

Side Effects from using Emulsifying Ointment BP:

  • Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. Just because a side effect is stated here does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.
  • Emulsifying wax (which contains sodium lauryl sulphate and cetostearyl alcohol) may cause local skin reactions (e.g. stinging, burning, itching, redness and contact dermatitis) in people hypersensitive to any of the ingredients, particularly in children with atopic eczema.
  • Emulsifying ointment may exacerbate acne and/or folliculitis.
  • This ointment does not affect ability to drive or use machines.
  • For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Emulsifying Ointment BP contains:

Emulsifying wax 30%, white soft paraffin 50%, liquid paraffin 20%.

Emulsifying Ointment BP
4.7 stars

Ive Psoriasis for last 5 years, ive used quite a few topical ointments for it. Last year I visited my sister who lives in Scotland, she told me about this ointment and gave me one jar of it, I used it for 15 days and I was astonished to see that my skin healed almost 90, the over dryness and cracking of skin totally gone. Afterwards I added a very small quantity of Betnovate Cream in this ointment and applied to the rest of lesion on my elbows and shins. I worked wonders. I was totally clear in another fortnight. Now whenever there is recurrence, I apply the same for a week or so and it clears the skin. It is miracle concoction for me. I brought back 2 jars of this ointment when i came back to Pakistan and I use it whenever its required.

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Emulsifying Ointment BP
5 stars

My skin is very dry and gets very sore at times, especially when the weather is cold or windy. This is wonderful when used in the bath or shower instead of soap or gel, because it cleans the skin and waterproofs it at the same time, leaving my skin nice a soft without that tight feeling I get normally after washing.

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