MTW NHS Trust West Kent CCG

Drug Status Key

  • Preferred
  • Second Line
  • Third Line
  • Specialist Initiation
  • Hospital Only
  • Not Approved for Formulary

Emollient creams and ointments (for washing)

Drug Safety Update

 December 2014: Aqueous cream: may cause skin irritation

 December 2018: Emollients: new information about risk of severe and fatal burns with paraffin-containing and paraffin-free emollients.

 April 2016: Paraffin-based skin emollients on dressings or clothing: fire risk.

 December 2014: Paraffin-based treatments: risk of fire hazard

Important safety information (for all Emollients)

The CSM has warned that these preparations make skin and surfaces slippery, therefore particular care is needed when bathing.

May cause local irritation

Pack Price
100 gram £0.77
500 gram £3.85