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EMOLLIENT BATH OIL

Active substance(s): LIGHT LIQUID PARAFFIN

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PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET – INFORMATION FOR THE USER

Emollient Bath Oil
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
If you have any further questions, ask your pharmacist or doctor.
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to use Emollient Bath
Oil to get the best results from it.





Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve.
If any of the side effects get serious, or if you notice any side effect not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

In this leaflet
1. What Emollient Bath Oil is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Emollient Bath Oil
3. How to use Emollient Bath Oil
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Emollient Bath Oil
6. Further information

1. What Emollient Bath Oil is and what it is used for
Emollient Bath Oil is used in adults, children and babies to treat dry or chapped skin
conditions that may also be itchy, red and sore such as:
 Eczema and dermatitis
 Psoriasis (scaly, pink patches of skin)
 Elderly pruritus (itchy skin due to ageing)
 Ichthyosis (abnormal scaly skin).
Emollient Bath Oil
 helps your skin retain moisture by restoring normal skin function
 prevents the skin from drying-out that may be caused by soaps and other ordinary
bathing products.
 can be used with other emollients or dry-skin treatments obtained from your
pharmacist or nurse or prescribed by your doctor.

2. Before you take Emollient Bath Oil
Warnings
 Do not use Emollient Bath Oil if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to any of the
ingredients (see section 6 for other ingredients).
 The oil can make the bath slippery. Take care when getting into and out of the bath.
Be careful when handling children and babies.
 Use this oil only on the skin
Pregnancy and Breast-feeding




No effects from using Emollient Bath Oil during pregnancy or breast-feeding are
expected but if you are unsure or experience any unwanted effects, speak to you
pharmacist or doctor.
Adults using Emollient Bath Oil should remove all traces of the oil before breastfeeding baby

3. How to use Emollient Bath Oil
Always use Emollient Bath Oil with water. For best results, add to bath water.
Use as often as needed or as your pharmacist, nurse or doctor tells you to.
Bathing
Adults:
 Shake bottle before use
 Add ½ - 1½ capfuls of oil to a bath filled with approximately 8 inches of water.
 Where possible submerge affected area.
 Soak in the bath for 10 – 20 minutes.
 The oil can make the bath slippery. Take care when getting into and out of the bath.
 Gently pat the skin dry with a soft towel (avoid rubbing)
Children and Babies:
 Add ¼ - 1 capful of oil to a wash basin of water
 Where possible submerge affected area
 Alternatively, gently cover all affected areas of the skin with the water using a sponge
 The oil can make the basin slippery. Be careful when handling children and babies.
 Gently pat the skin dry with a soft towel (avoid rubbing)

Skin Cleansing
Adults, children and babies:
 Rub a small amount of oil into wet skin.
 Rinse the skin.
 Gently pat the skin dry with a soft towel (avoid rubbing)

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Emollient Bath Oil can cause side effects, although not everybody gets
them.
If you notice any of the following reactions, stop using the oil and speak to your
doctor immediately:


Skin rash, itching, shortness of breath, wheezing and/or swollen face (symptoms of
an allergic hypersensitivity reaction).

Other possible side effects
If you notice any of the following reactions, stop using the oil and tell your pharmacist, nurse
or doctor:
Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)
 your skin becomes irritated, or you have a rash, redness or itching where the oil is
applied
 your skin condition seems to look or feel worse.
Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. 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. By reporting side effects you can
help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

5. How to store Emollient Bath Oil
Keep your tablets out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not store above 25ºC. Replace the cap after use.
Do not use the oil after the expiry date on the product packaging.
Do not dispose of via household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no
longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

6. Further information
What Emollient Bath Oil contains
Emollient Bath Oil contains the active ingredient light liquid paraffin 63.4% w/w. It also
contains isopropyl myristate, polyethoxylated (3) lauryl alcohol, perfume.
What Emollient Bath Oil looks like and contents of the pack
Emollient Bath Oil is a clear, bright, pale yellow coloured liquid. It is supplied in bottles of
250ml and 500ml. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Manx Healthcare Ltd., 1 Hawkes Drive, Heathcote Industrial Estate, Warwick, CV34 6LX,
United Kingdom.
Manufacturer
CCL Industries Ltd., 9 Arkwright Road, Astmoor Industrial Estate, Runcorn, Cheshire WA7
1NU, United Kingdom.

Other formats
To request a copy of this leaflet in Braille, large print or audio please call
01926 482511.
This leaflet was revised in October 2014

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. This information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

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