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Dermol 500 Cream

Dermol 500 Cream (500g)

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Dermol 500 cream is a highly effective moisturising cream used to treat very dry skin conditions including eczema and can be used by people of all ages including babies. Dermol has been proven to reduce redness, itching and irritation associated with dry skin. 

Dermol 500 cream also contains antimicrobial agents that help to protect your skin against bacterias that can cause infections. Dermol 500 can be used on its own or used alongside other prescribed or non-prescribed treatments for dry skin. 

The use of Dermol 500 cream leaves your skin softer and moisturised reducing unwanted itching and scaly skin. 

Dermol 500 cream can be purchased online at The Independent Pharmacy without the need for a prescription.

Dermol 500 Cream Information

  • Age: From Birth

    Maximum per order: 6

  • Pregnancy: Suitable

    Breastfeeding: Suitable

What is Dermol Cream?

Dermol Cream is a topical (on the skin) treatment for very dry skin conditions such as eczema or dermatitis and is one of the leading brands of antimicrobial emollient in the UK.

Dermol 500 creams can be used as a leave-on cream or as a soap substitute to help repair and soften skin.

Dermol Cream is a dual-action treatment containing:

  • Liquid paraffin and isopropyl myristate which work as powerful moisturisers to retain the skins natural moisture. 
  • Benzalkonium chloride and chlorhexidine dihydrochloride which are antimicrobials that combat bacterias on the skin that may cause infections when the skin has become broken down. 

 

What is Dermol Cream used for?

Dermol 500 cream is proven to be effective when used to treat itching, scaling, crusting, redness, inflammation and irritation associated with dry skin conditions such as: 

  • Eczema 
  • Dermatitis 

 

Dermol Cream for acne

Dermol cream should not be used to treat acne. At The Independent Pharmacy we provide online advice and treatment options for acne. 

If you are unsure about whether you are suffering from acne or need advice about acne medication visit our Acne page. 

 

How does Dermol Cream work?

Dermol cream works in two ways:

  1. Dermol cream contains the active ingredients of liquid paraffin and isopropyl myristat. These two components are powerful moisturisers known as emollients, which soothe and rehydrate the skin. Liquid paraffin and isopropyl myristat work by preventing the body’s natural moisture from escaping, which allows the skin to more effectively perform its protective function and leaves it feeling softer and less irritated.
  2. Dermol cream also contains the active ingredients of benzalkonium chloride and chlorhexidine dihydrochloride which target and destroy Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) bacteria which is the leading cause of the exacerbation of eczema.

The S. aureus bacteria left untreated cause the skin to have an inflammatory reaction resulting in the skin becoming irritated and itchy. The two antimicrobials in Dermol cream, therefore, reduce skin irritation and prevent skin infections. 

 

Dermol Cream 500g side effects

Dermol 500 creams like all medication can cause side effects in some people but not everyone will experience side effects. For more information on side effects go to the Dermol cream side effects section on this page.

Before you start using Dermol 500 cream you must read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly and should be familiar with potential side effects.

 

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

Dermol 500 cream is for external use only and should be applied directly to the skin. 

Dermol cream should not be ingested. If you have swallowed Dermol cream and feel unwell seek medical advice straight away. 

If you get Dermol Cream in your eyes, cleanse your eyes thoroughly with clean, cold water.

For the best outcomes from the use of Dermol Cream, it is best used regularly as part of your moisturising routine and is safe to use as frequently as needed. 

 

How to apply Dermol Cream

Dermol Cream is appropriate for all age groups and can be used as required to cover all affected areas. 

For use as a leave-on application: 

  • Apply as much Dermol 500 Cream as is necessary to cover the affected areas.
  • Gently rub into the skin allowing time for any excess cream to soak in. 
  • Reapply as often as required. 

For use as a soap substitute 

  • Use Dermol 500 Cream to wash with instead of your ordinary soap or shower gel (Please note it will not foam or lather).
  • After washing, pat the skin dry with a soft towel (try to avoid rubbing the skin as this can make dry skin conditions worse).

Dermol Cream side effects

Dermol 500 Cream, like other medications, may cause side effects. Not everyone will experience the same side effects and not everyone will experience side effects at all. 

If you do experience side effects when using Dermol 500 Cream you should stop using the cream. If you experience any serious side effects or are worried you should seek advice from a doctor or pharmacist immediately. 

The side effects listed below are not an exhaustive list. It is essential that before starting treatment using Dermol Cream that you read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly. 

It is rare for people to experience side effects from Dermol 500 Cream however it may cause the following side effects:

  • Localised skin reactions where the cream has been applied including redness, irritation and itching.
  • Serious allergic reaction with swelling of the face, difficulty breathing, dizziness or collapse.

What does Dermol Cream contain?

Dermol cream contains four ingredients which have an active effect on the body, including:

  • Liquid paraffin (10% w/w) 
  • Benzalkonium chloride (0.1% w/w)
  • Isopropyl myristate (10% w/w) 
  • Chlorhexidine dihydrochloride (0.1% w/w)

Dermol cream also contains several ingredients which do not have an effect on the body, including:

  • Disodium phosphate dodecahydrate
  • Macrogol cetostearyl ether (cetomacrogol 1000) phenoxyethanol
  • Sodium dihydrogen phosphate dehydrate
  • Glycerol
  • Cetostearyl alcohol
  • Purified water

Please ensure you have checked the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly before using Dermol 500 Cream to ensure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients and you are aware of the full list of warnings associated with Dermol Cream.

Dermol Cream warnings

  • Dermol Cream is flammable. Do not smoke or go near naked flames when using Dermol products as this can result in severe burns.
  • Dermol 500 Cream contains Cetostearyl alcohol which may cause localised skin reactions.

Dermol Cream, pregnancy and breastfeeding

Dermol Cream can be used during pregnancy and whilst breast-feeding. Please read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly for more information. 

It is advisable to speak to a doctor or pharmacist before starting any new medical treatments when pregnant or breastfeeding.

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.

 

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
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

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

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

 

Royal Mail

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

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.

 

DPD

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

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

Once a package has been shipped with DPD 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.

 

Forwarding houses

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

 

BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.

 

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 17:30 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 17:30 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 17:30 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.

Need to know more about Eczema & Dermatitis?

Visit our advice area or contact our support team

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What conditions can I use Dermol cream for?

    Dermol cream can be used for any skin conditions which cause dryness and irritation including dermatitis and eczema.

  • How can Dermol cream affect other topical creams?

    By softening and smoothing the skin, Dermol can increase the absorption of other medicines applied onto the same area. This can be beneficial in conditions, such as eczema and dermatitis, as improved absorption will enhance the ability of other topically applied medicines, such as corticosteroids. However, it is important not to apply Dermol at the same time, as this can potentially dilute the active ingredients of other medicines. It is recommended to leave at least half an hour between applying Dermol cream and using any other medicated cream, ointment, or lotion.   

Authored By:

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William Obeng

MPharm IP

Published on: 20-09-2016

Last modified on: 20-09-2018

Reviewed By:

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Scott McDougall

MPharm

Reviewed on: 20-09-2020

Next review date: 20-09-2022


Scott is one of the two founders of The Independent Pharmacy. He is a registered pharmacist and the registered manager of our service with the CQC.


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