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 with antimicrobial

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.

Emollients with antibacterial are to wash and/or use as a leave-on emollient during skin infection only (long-term on dermatology recommendation only).

In hospital, Dermol 500 lotion is for staff as recommended by Occupational Health only.

Pack Price
100 gram £3.08
500 gram £7.19