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Balneum Cream information
What is Balneum Cream and what is it used for?
Containing 5% urea and ceramide, Balneum cream is used for the treatment of eczema, dermatitis and other dry skin conditions. Tests have shown that even after short-term use of Balneum cream, the skin stays hydrated up to four times longer than when using other creams. Apply the cream twice daily, particularly after bathing, as it will keep the skin moisturised.
This treatment may not be suitable to people who are allergic to soya or peanuts, or to any of the ingredients contained in Balneum cream. Always give your doctor full details as to your health and to any allergies, so that they can assess how suitable this treatment is for you.
How does Balneum Cream work?
The main active ingredient is urea and this helps to clear dry skin in three ways. It hydrates the skin, removes dead skin (keratolytic) and helps stop any itching. Ceramide builds up the skin’s barrier function and, as this cream contains no fragrances, artificial colourants or preservatives, it is also suitable for people with delicate skin.
Why do people get dry skin?
It is a lack of water in the outer layer of skin cells (stratum corneum) which leads to dry skin. Dehydration causes the skin to lose its flexibility and so it becomes scaly, cracked and sometimes itchy. This outer layer has the ability to retain water that comes up from the deeper layers. This top layer also has a film of sebum, natural oil that holds skin cells that have broken down. Together, they reduce evaporation and therefore help retain the water from the skin’s surface.
Drying out increases with age and the situation is exacerbated by bathing with hot water and soap, as these remove the sebum from the skin’s surface.
Alternative treatments for dry skin
Dry skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis can be greatly helped by the use of moisturising bath oils, regular use helping to restore and maintain the smoothness of the skin. This helps reduce redness, itching and the scaling of the skin and, after using these moisture products, it is a good idea to pat the skin dry, as rubbing will remove some of the moisture layers that has been built up from the product. In the case of eczema, regular use can prevent flare-ups.
Balneum Cream warnings
This medicine may not be suitable for everyone and some people must never have it. Check the leaflet that comes with your medicine to make sure that the medicine is suitable before having it.
Always get advice from a healthcare professional before having this medicine if:
- you are allergic or sensitive to or have had a reaction to any of the ingredients in the medicine
- you have a skin condition called erythroderma
- you have skin that is inflamed, weeping, broken, or infected
If you are taking more than one medicine they may interact with each other. This medicine is unlikely to have any important interactions. But speak to your pharmacist or doctor if you get any unusual symptoms while having this medicine with other medicines.
How to use Balneum Cream
Always use Balneum Plus Cream exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
- The medicine is for external use by adults, the elderly and children.
- Using clean hands, apply the cream to the affected areas twice a day until the symptoms have eased.
Balneum Cream side effects
Most medicines can cause some side effects but not everyone having the same medicine will get the same side effects.
The following side-effects have been associated with people having this medicine:
- burning sensation
- skin redness
- formation of pustules
- worsening of eczema if applied to inflamed skin areas
- allergic reactions
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Balneum Cream FAQs
Balneum Cream is used to treat skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis. Its ingredients are 5% urea and ceramide 3.
The active ingredient in Benadryl one A Day tablets is a non-sedating antihistamine called cetirizine. Allergy symptoms occur due to the activity of mast cells. These cells are responsible for the immune system’s reaction to foreign particles. When an allergen enters the body, mast cells release substances such as histamine. This binds to H1 receptors, which causes an inflammatory response, leading to congestion and watery eyes.
Antihistamines work in different ways. Whereas some other medicines inhibit the release of histamine, cetirizine prevents histamine from reaching its H1 receptors. This blocks the body’s inflammatory response to allergens, easing the frustrating symptoms of hayfever and other allergies.
Anugesic HC Cream should be applied twice each day, and after each bowel movement.
Before use, wash your hands and the affected area thoroughly with water. Gently dry the skin around the anus to prevent further irritation.
For internal use, a nozzle is provided, which screws on to the top of the tube. Gently insert the tip of the nozzle into the anus, and squeeze the tube such that a small amount of cream is released. Withdraw the nozzle carefully, then use warm water to thoroughly wash both the nozzle and your hands.
Anugesic HC suppositories should be inserted into the rectum.
To purchase Balneum Cream, you will need to complete an online consultation. You must list your medical complications, as well as any other medicines you are taking, for your skin condition or otherwise. Our doctors will deem if Balneum Cream is suitable for you.
You will likely not be able to use this treatment if you have an allergy to peanuts, soya, or any of the other ingredients.
Side effects of Balneum Cream are rare. They include irritation (redness and itching) of the skin at the site of application. If you are concerned about these effects, stop using the cream and talk to your GP or pharmacist.