Kamillosan ointment (Chamomile extract)

How does it work?

Kamillosan ointment contains an chamomile extract in a base containing lanolin. It is not known how this medicine works but chamomile extract has been used for many years as a herbal treatment.

Kamillosan also contains a mixture of beeswax, Emulsifying wax, lanolin and yellow soft paraffin that produces a greasy moisturiser. It works by providing a layer of oil on the surface of the skin to prevent water evaporating from the skin surface.

Chamomile is believed to have soothing properties. This ointment is particularly useful for treating sore nipples, nappy rash and chapped hands.

What is it used for?

  • Sore nipples after breastfeeding.
  • Nappy rash.
  • Chapped hands.


  • This ointment is for external use on the skin only.
  • Avoid contact of this medicine with the eyes.

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?

This ointment is not known to affect other medicines.

Other medicines containing the same active ingredients

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