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white soft paraffin 10%w/w
What is in this leaflet:
1. What Dermamist is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you use Dermamist
3. How to use Dermamist
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Dermamist
6. Contents of the pack and other information
Dermamist is an emollient which means it helps the skin retain moisture. It contains pure white soft paraffin in a pressurised aerosol spray. Dermamist is used for the treatment of dry skin conditions including:
Dry skin is caused by a lack of water in the outer layer of skin cells known as the stratum corneum (top layer of the skin). When this layer becomes dry it becomes cracked, scaly and sometimes itchy.
The white soft paraffin acts as an emollient when applied to the skin. The white soft paraffin forms an oily layer on the skin which helps prevent water from evaporating from the skin surface, especially when the skin is already moist after having a bath or shower.
If the above applies to you, or if you are not sure, speak to your doctor or pharmacist before you use Dermamist.
Dermamist may be used by patients who are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Dermamist is for external use only. It should only be applied to the skin.
Shake the can well before use.
Do not overspray as this may make the skin feel oily.
Do not spray directly on the face; you can spray your hands and then apply Dermamist to the face. Do not smoke when using Dermamist.
If you have used too much spray pat off the excess with a tissue.
If you forget to use Dermamist, do not worry, just continue as normal. If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
Like all medicines Dermamist can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them.
Side effects which may occur include: irritation, itch or rash.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Pressurised container, extremely flammable. Protect from sunlight. Do not puncture, burn or expose to temperatures over 50ºC even when empty. Do not spray on a naked flame or anything which is very hot. Do not store above 25°C. Do not use after the expiry date printed on the base. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month after EXP.
Do not use Dermamist if you notice a change in the colour or feel of the spray.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist on how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help protect the environment.
The active ingredient in this medicine is soft white paraffin 10% w/w.
The other ingredients are liquid paraffin and fractionated coconut oil.
The aerosol propellant used is a mixture of butane, isobutane and propane.
Dermamist is a cutaneous spray delivering white soft paraffin as a clear colourless spray by means of a pressurised aerosol.
The information in this leaflet applies only to Dermamist. If you have any questions or you are not sure about anything, ask your doctor or a pharmacist.
This leaflet was last revised in 10/2019
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Dermamist is a registered trade mark of Alliance Pharmaceuticals Limited.
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