Balneum Cream

Balneum Cream (500g)

Order before 4pm for delivery from Tue. 01 Aug.

*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

Product Information

  • Age: 2

    Maximum per order: 3

  • Pregnancy: N/A

    Breastfeeding: N/A

Balneum Cream

Containing 5% urea and ceramide, Balneum cream is used for the treatment of eczema, dermatitis and other dry skin conditions.

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.

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.

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 which comes up from the deeper layers. This top layer also has a film of sebum, a natural oil which holds skin cells which 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. 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 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 layer than has been built up from the product. In the case of eczema, regular use can prevent flare-ups.

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 he can assess how suitable this treatment is for you.

If you are using any other creams to treat your condition, please make your doctor aware of this, as the active ingredient in Balneum cream can cause the active ingredients from other products to pass through the skin.

 

 

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. 

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
  • itching
  • formation of pustules
  • worsening of eczema if applied to inflamed skin areas
  • allergic reactions

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

Medicines interactions

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.

 

UK ORDERS

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2/3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1/2 day delivery - £4.45
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail. We always aim to dispatch all orders received before 4pm the same working day. Any orders received after 4pm or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders can be fully tracked in your account.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

REMOTE AREAS

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 5.30pm the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Balneum Cream?

    Balneum Cream is used to treat skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis. Its ingredients are 5% urea and ceramide 3.

  • How does this medicine work?

    The primary active ingredient in Balneum Cream is urea. It works by hydrating the skin, removing dead skin cells, and stopping itching. Ceramide 3 is another active ingredient which strengthens the skin to prevent further irritation.

  • How do I use this medicine?

    This cream should be applied twice per day to the affected regions of skin. For more information, refer to the Product Information Leaflet.

  • Will I be able to use Balneum Cream?

    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.

  • Does this treatment have any side effects?

    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.

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