Dermol Cream 500g
Dermol Cream 500g
Dermol Cream 500g is an antimicrobial emollient cream for use in the treatment and management of the dryness and itching (pruritus) which are common features of skin complaints like eczema and dermatitis. The emollients form a barrier within the skin surface, trapping the moisture in deeper layers of skin and reducing drying.
The antimicrobial ingredients combat the aggravating bacteria already present on the skin which makes certain types of eczema worse. Dermol Cream is also designed to be used as a soap substitute. This is advantageous because ordinary toiletry soaps can make dry skin worse by removing its natural oils.
Active ingredients: benzalkonium chloride (0.1% w/w), chlorhexidine dihydrochloride (0.1% w/w), liquid paraffin (10% w/w), isopropyl myristate (10% w/w).
Also contains: cetostearyl alcohol, cetomacrogol 1000, phenoxyethanol, glycerol, disodium phosphate dodecahydrate, sodium dihydrogen phosphate dihydrate and purified water.
Usage and Instructions
As a soap substitute:
Use Dermol Cream to wash with instead of your ordinary soap or shower gel. It will not foam or lather like ordinary cosmetic products. After washing, bathing or showering, pat the skin dry with a soft towel (avoid rubbing as this can make dry skin conditions worse).
For use as a leave-on application (e.g. after showering):
Apply Dermol Cream to the affected areas and gently smooth into the skin. If necessary, allow time for any excess to soak in. Do not rub the skin vigorously. Reapply as often as required.
If you are applying another treatment to the same areas of skin as Dermol Cream, try to avoid mixing the two products. This can be achieved by applying the treatments alternately, leaving sufficient time to allow the previous application to soak in.
Dermol Cream can be used during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding. The ingredients have been in widespread use in this and similar preparations for many years, without reports of problems. However, safety trials have not been conducted.
Take special care when using Dermol Cream:
For patients with very sensitive skin, it is generally a good idea to start any new treatment on a small test area first.
Avoid getting it in the eyes, especially when using it on the face.
When used as a soap substitute in the bath or shower the product can make the surface slippery, so be careful to avoid slipping over when getting into and out of your shower or bath (e.g. by using a shower or bath mat).