Dermol 200 shower emollient and Dermol 500 lotion contain four main ingredients: liquid paraffin and isopropyl myristate, both of which have moisturising properties, and benzalkonium chloride and chlorhexidine hydrochloride, which are an antiseptics.
Moisturising lotions and shower gels are useful for dry skin conditions, such as eczema and dermatitis, which get worse when the skin is allowed to dry out.
Used regularly, they help restore the skin's smoothness, softness and flexibility by replacing lost moisture and helping the skin retain moisture.
This helps reduce scaling, redness and itching.
Both the shower emollient and the lotion can be used in the shower as a soap or normal shower gel substitute when washing, or applied directly to dry areas of skin as a moisturiser.
After washing, the skin should be patted rather than rubbed dry to avoid rubbing off the oil.
In dry skin conditions such as eczema, using moisturisers and moisturising shower gels regularly, even once the skin has improved, can help prevent flare-ups.
Active Ingredients:Benzalkonium Chloride BP 0.1%, Chlorhexidine Hydrochloride BP 0.1%, Liquid paraffin BP 2.5%, Isopropyl Myristate BP 2.5%.Also contains:Cetostearyl Alcohol BP, Cetomacrogol 1000BP, Phenoxyethanol BP, Purified water BP.
Adults, children and the elderly: May be used as a soap substitute in the shower. Pat dry. After showering apply to the affected areas as required and massage into the skin until absorbed.Side effectsMedicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine.Because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.Skin irritation in people hypersensitive to any of the ingredients The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the drug's manufacturer.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.
This preparation is for external use only.Avoid contact of this medicine with the eyes.When using this preparation in the bath or shower take care to avoid slipping, especially when getting in or out, as this preparation may make the bath/shower more slippery than usual.You should carefully read all product packaging and labels prior to use.