E45 emollient bath oil

How does it work?

E45 emollient bath oil contains cetyl dimeticone (liquid silicone) and liquid paraffin. The preparation forms a waterproof barrier over the skin surface. This reduces drying from evaporation of water and keeps the underlying skin hydrated.

It is used for bathing dry, itchy skin conditions where the use of an emollient is required. It helps prevent dry skin by retaining the skin's natural moisture. It keeps the skin soft and comfortable long after leaving the bath. It is suitable for bathing eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and ichthyosis.

What is it used for?

  • Dry skin conditions such as eczema or dermatitis.
  • Inherited, non-inflammatory dryness and scaling of the skin (ichthyosis, xeroderma).
  • Itching (pruritus).
  • Psoriasis.

Warning!

  • This preparation is for external use only.
  • Avoid contact of this medicine with the eyes.
  • When using this preparation in the bath or shower take care to avoid slipping, especially when getting in or out, as this preparation may make the bath/shower more slippery than usual.

Not to be used in

  • Known sensitivity or allergy to any ingredient.

This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.

If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Certain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine.

  • There are no known harmful effects when this medicine is used by pregnant or breastfeeding mothers.

Side effects

Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Just because a side effect is stated here does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.

  • Skin irritation in people hypersensitive to any of the ingredients.

The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the medicine's manufacturer.

For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.

How can this medicine affect other medicines?

There are no reported interactions for this preparation.

Other medicines containing the same active ingredients

There are currently no other skincare preparations available in the UK that contain this combination of ingredients.