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Care Aqueous Cream

Relieves dry skin by helping to restore dry or sensitive skin to retain moisture

Care Aqueous Cream is an emollient used to relieve the symptoms of dry skin. It may also be used as a soap-substitute for skin washing.

Care Aqueous Cream gives a little love to dry skin. Suitable for adults, the elderly and children, it is not considered likely to cause any undesirable effects during pregnancy. However, women who are pregnant, might be pregnant or are breastfeeding, should talk to their doctor or pharmacist before using this product as medicines can affect the unborn baby.

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Emulsifying ointment 30%
All ages
Suitable for children, adults and the elderly
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100g cream

More about this product

  • Essential information
  • Directions for use
  • Self Care Advice
  • FAQs
  • Stockists
  • Tips & Advice

Essential Information

Care Aqueous Cream BP. For the topical application to the skin and as an emollient for the symptomatic relief of dry skin conditions and as a soap-substitute for skin washing. Contains Emulsifying ointment 30% w/w, White soft paraffin 15%w/w, Liquid paraffin 6.0%w/w. Always read the label.

Directions for use

Apply the cream to the skin.

Adults, the elderly and children: Apply to the affected area of skin as required.

See the product label for more information or view the Patient Information Leaflet.

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If in doubt, always talk to a healthcare professional.

Self Care Advice

How to treat itchy, dry skin:

  • Itching can affect any area of the body
  • Mild, short-lived itching is common, but it can sometimes be severe and frustrating to live with

There are things you can do that may help, including:

  • Patting or tapping the itchy area, rather than scratching
  • Cooling the area with a cold compress, such as a damp flannel
  • Bathing or showering in cool or lukewarm water
  • Using unperfumed personal hygiene products
  • Avoiding clothes that irritate your skin, such as wool or man-made fabrics
  • Using a moisturiser if your skin is dry or flaky

FAQs

If dry, itchy skin isn’t relieved by a moisturiser, what advice can be given?

Antihistamine and steroid cream may help relieve itching caused by certain skin conditions.

Stockists

Tips & Advice

Who can use this product:

It can be used by adults, the elderly and children. Use during pregnancy is not considered to cause any undesirable effects. However, women who are pregnant, might be pregnant or are breastfeeding, should talk to their doctor or pharmacist before using this product as medicines can affect the unborn baby.

Did you know?

Moisturising can help prevent dry skin. If you have oily skin, avoid oil-based products and choose water-based ones instead.

 

www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/look-after-your-skin/