Drug Safety Update
August 2020: Emollients and risk of severe and fatal burns: new resources available
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.
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.