This medicine helps treat eczema which is at risk of becoming infected.
It contains three main ingredients that work together to rehydrate dry skin and prevent infections: benzalkonium chloride, liquid paraffin and triclosan. Benzalkonium chloride and triclosan are antiseptics and help fight and prevent skin infections. Liquid paraffin is an emollient that rehydrates dry skin by helping it retain moisture. It replaces skin oils and forms a waterproof barrier on the skin surface preventing water loss. This moisturises and softens the skin underneath and prevents it from drying out.
This medicine is available in the form of a liquid which should be added to your bath water. You should soak in the bath water for 10 to 15 minutes and then gently pat your skin dry with a clean towel. This medicine may make the bath slippery.
You should not use this product undiluted directly onto your skin as it can cause skin reactions. Do not use soap with this medicine because it will make this medicine less effective.
Take care not to get this medicine into your eyes. If this happens, wash your eyes thoroughly with plenty of water and seek medical advice if your eyes remain red or irritated.
Consult your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse during treatment with this medicine.
Before using Oilatum Plus
This medicine may not be suitable for everyone and some people must never have it. Check the leaflet that comes with your medicine to make sure that the medicine is suitable before having it.
Always get advice from a healthcare professional before having this medicine if: you are allergic or sensitive to or have had a reaction to any of the ingredients in the medicine this medicine is for a child under six months of age
If you are taking more than one medicine they may interact with each other. Before taking this medicine consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines including vitamins, supplements and herbal or complementary preparations.
The following preparations may interact with this medicine:- soaps or detergents - Possible side effects of Oilatum Plus - Most medicines can cause some side-effects but not everyone taking the same medicine will get the same side-effects.
The following side-effects have been associated with people taking this medicine:- application site reactions such as skin irritation, rash, skin peeling, redness, dermatitis, itching or burning sensation - stop using this medicine if you develop a skin reaction after using this medicine - hypersensitivity reactions
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
This medicine is not known to cause any problems during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. However, as with all medicines, you should seek medical advice from your doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Other important information
Make sure that you read the leaflet that comes with your medicine to check what dose you should use and if there is anything that you need to do if you use more than the recommended dose. If you are in any doubt about whether this medicine is suitable for you, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine is for external use only.
Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.