NELSONS BURNS CREAM
Active substance(s): CALENDULA OFFICINALIS TINCTURE 1/10 / ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA TINCTURE 1:10 / HYPERICUM PERFORMATUM TINCTURE 1/10 / URTICA URENS TINCTURE 1/10
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• 30 mg tincture of Calendula flowers (Calendula
officinalis L.) (1:10), equivalent to 3 mg Calendula
flowers. Extraction solvent: Ethanol 33% v/v.
• 24 mg tincture of St. John’s Wort herb
(Hypericum perforatum L.) (1:10), equivalent to
2.4 mg St John's Wort herb. Extraction solvent:
Ethanol 33% v/v.
• 6 mg tincture of Echinacea whole plant
(Echinacea angustifolia DC.) (1:10), equivalent to
0.6 mg Echinacea whole plant. Extraction solvent:
Ethanol 85% v/v.
Also contains: Purified water, White soft paraffin,
Cetostearyl alcohol & PEG-20 stearate, Methyl
parahydroxybenzoate E218, Honey, Propyl
What does this medicine look like
Nelsons® burns cream is a smooth white to
off-white cream available in a 30g tube.
Traditional Herbal Registration holder and
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This leaflet was last revised: March 2016
Keep away from eyes and mucous membrane, such
as the mouth and nose. Do not swallow.
If accidentally swallowed, consult your doctor.
This product contains Echinacea.
There is risk of possible allergic reactions in
• If signs of skin infection are observed, consult your
doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare
• Discontinue use of the cream if your skin becomes
more red, irritated or dry.
• Avoid UV - exposure from the sun or sun beds on
skin where this product is being used.
• If your symptoms worsen or if you do not feel any
benefit from this medicine after one week consult
your doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare
3. How to use this medicine
For use on the skin only.
Before first use check tube seal is not broken.
Pierce tube seal with point in top of cap before use.
Adults, the elderly and children over
12 years: Wash hands before and after use.
Apply to the affected area. Cover with a dry
dressing and bandage lightly if necessary.
Do not use the cream for more than one week.
Not for use in children under 12 years of age.
Please read all of this leaflet carefully before
using this medicine, it contains important
information. Please keep this leaflet; you
might need to read it again.
1. What is this medicine used for
A traditional herbal medicinal product used for the
relief of minor burns and scalds, based on
traditional use only.
2. Before using this medicine
Do not use this medicine if:
• you are allergic to any of the ingredients or to
plants of the Asteraceae (Compositae) family (such
as daisies, marigolds or artichokes) (see section 6).
• you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
• you are under 12 years of age
Important information about some of the
• contains cetostearyl alcohol which may cause skin
reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis), Methyl
parahydroxybenzoate (E218) and propyl
parahydroxybenzoate (E216) in this medicine which
may cause allergic reactions (possibly delayed).
Special warnings and precautions for use
• For use on the skin only
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side
effects, although not everyone gets them. Some
people experience itching, rash, dry skin or skin
reaction (e.g. contact dermatitis), if you experience
any of these, discontinue use and consult your
doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare practitioner.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects including those not listed in
this leaflet, consult your doctor or pharmacist. 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 this medicine
• Keep this medicine out of reach and sight of
• Do not use after expiry date on carton & tube.
• Do not store above 25ºC. Store in original container.
6. Further information
What is in this medicine
This product contains 4 active ingredients
1 g cream contains:
• 30 mg tincture of Nettle whole plant (Urtica urens
L.) (1:10), equivalent to 3 mg Nettle whole plant.
Extraction solvent: Ethanol 33% v/v.
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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