- liquid paraffin, light
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This information is intended for use by health professionals
Adult bath:Add 1-3 capfuls to an 8-inch bath of water, soak for 10-20 minutes. Pat dry.
Infant bath:Add ½-2 capfuls to a basin of water, Apply gently over entire body with a sponge. Pat dry.
Skin cleansing:Rub a small amount of oil into wet skin. Rinse and pat dry.Where conditions permit, and particularly in cases of extensive areas of dry skin, Oilatum Emollient should be used as a bath oil, ensuring complete coverage by immersion. In addition to the therapeutic benefits, this method of use provides a means of sedating tense patients, particularly relevant in cases of acute pruritic dermatoses where relaxation of tension appears to relieve symptoms.The product is suitable for use in adults, children and the elderly.
FertilityThere are no data on the use of Oilatum Emollient on human fertility.
PregnancyNo effects during pregnancy are anticipated, since systemic exposure to Oilatum Emollient is expected to be low.
LactationIt is not known if Oilatum Emollient is excreted in human milk. Risk to the infant is likely to be low since systemic exposure is low. Patients should be advised to ensure that any residual product is fully washed off the breast prior to breast-feeding.
Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue DisordersRare: Application site reactions including application site irritation, rash, erythema, pruritus
Immune System DisordersRare: Application site hypersensitivity reactions including application site dermatitis
Reporting of suspected adverse reactionsReporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions via the Yellow Card Scheme at:www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
Symptoms and signsThe product is intended for cutaneous use only. Accidental ingestion may cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.
TreatmentIn case of accidental ingestion, management should be as clinically indicated or as recommended by the national poisons centre, where available.
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