Yellow Soft Paraffin BP (Petroleum Jelly), 15g, Pack of 2
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You might be asking yourself, how does Veil Soft Paraffin compare to the leading brands? Well because we do not add any bleach to our product is it much better for the environment. Because the product does not contain bleach, our Soft Paraffin also has a slightly darker appearance. However, our product is still British Pharmacopoeia Grade meaning that it 100% safe to use on the skin. Not only is our Soft Paraffin environmentally friendly, but it is also an incredible multi-use product. Hoegar, P.H., Stark, S. & Jost, G. (2010) “ Efficiacy and safety of two different antifungal pastes in infants with diaper dermatitis: a randomized, controlled study.” Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, vol. 24, pp. 1094-1098. Adam, R., Schnetz, B., Mathey, P., Pericoi, M. & de Prost, Y. (2009) “ Clinical demonstration of skin mildness and suitability for sensitive infant skin of a new baby wipe.” Pediatric Dermatology, vol. 26(5), pp. 506-513.
Apply Clotrimazole 1% three times daily for up to 3 weeks even after symptoms have resolved (Hoegar et al 2010). Yellow soft paraffin is also known as yellow petroleum jelly. This is not an active ingredient as such, but works as a moisturiser by providing a layer of oil on the surface of the skin to prevent water evaporating from the skin surface. It is a very greasy moisturiser. If a patient is experiencing any of the below please commence the moderate to severe regime. Whenever possible try to manage the cause of loose stools e.g. alter diet, limit/change antibiotics.Grey / Non-Formulary (no formal assessment): APC has not formally reviewed this medicine or indication because it had never been requested for formulary inclusion. Often used for drugs new to market. Short term treatment - applied once daily, should not exceed 4 weeks for scalp psoriasis and 8 weeks for mild/moderate plaque psoriasis, unless advised by a specialist. A supporting prescribing guideline may be requested which must have been agreed by the relevant secondary care trust DTCs and approved by the Nottinghamshire APC.
Other first line options are Epimax ®ointment and Liquid & white soft paraffin ointment (Fifty:50®). Lavender, T., Furber, C., Campbell, M., Victor, S., Roberts, I., Bedwell, C. & Cork, M.J. (2012) “ Effect on skin hydration of using baby wipes to clean the napkin area of newborn babies: assessor-blinded randomised controlled equivalence BMC Pediatrics, 2012. Unlicensed product, available from NHS Scotland Pharmaceutical 'Specials' Service (previously Tayside Pharmaceuticals).
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First line - Balneum ® Plus Cream (100g tube) - also contains lauromacrogols. Use only if emollient alone has not helped itching. Medicines suitable to be prescribed in primary care / general practice after specialist* recommendation or initiation.