MTW NHS Trust West Kent CCG

Drug Status Key

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

Emollient bath and shower products

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.

Please see here for the following local Kent & Medway guidance and information:

  • K&M Position Statement on Bath and Shower Preparations/Additives
  • K&M Information on Changes to NHS Prescribing of Bath and Shower Preparations - Patient Information Leaflet