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Liquid paraffin with acetylated wool alcohols

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  • DERMALO BATH emollient
  • liquid paraffin 65% and acetylated wool alcohols 5% emollient bath additive
  • Dosage


    Add 15 to 20ml to a standard bath of water (8 inches depth). Immerse and cover affected areas with the bath water and soak for 10 to 20 minutes.

    Alternatively, add to a basin of water or apply onto wet skin after showering. Rinse off thoroughly.

    Pat dry with a towel.


    No dosage adjustment required.


    Add 5 to 10ml to a small bath or wash basin of water. Immerse and cover affected areas with bath water and soak for 10-20 minutes.

    Alternatively, repeatedly gently sponge over affected areas.

    Pat dry with a towel.


    For external use only.

    A proprietary detergent should be used to clean surfaces that have been in contact with the product.


    None known.


    It is strongly recommended that the UK National Poisons Information Service be consulted on cases of suspected or actual overdose where there is doubt over the degree of risk or about appropriate management.

    The following number will direct the caller to the relevant local centre (0844) 892 0111

    Information may be obtained if you have access to ToxBase the primary clinical toxicology database of the National Poisons Information Service. This is available via password on the internet ( ) or if this is unavailable at the backup site ( ).

    Reference Sources

    Summary of Product Characteristics for Dermalo Bath Emollient from Dermal Laboratories Ltd. dated August 2008.
    Summary of Product Characteristics for Zerolatum Emollient Medicinal Bath Oil from Zeroderma Ltd. dated January 2009.

    British National Formulary, 56th Edition (2008) Pharmaceutical Press, London.

    BNF for Children (2008) Pharmaceutical Press, London.

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