Oilatum shower gel treats dry skin problems like eczema and dermatitis. It works by lubricating and protecting the skin, mainly from pathogens and bacteria.


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What is Oilatum

Oilatum shower gel is a treatment without a prescription for dry skin problems like eczema and dermatitis. It contains light liquid paraffin as an active ingredient that helps the eczema flare-ups to be handled and prevented. Light fluid paraffin is an emollient that works by lubricating and protecting the outside of the skin, mainly from pathogens and bacteria.

How effective is Oilatum shower gel?

Oilatum Shower Gel is an effective way of managing and controlling skin irritation, redness, itching and eczema flare-ups. You should adhere to the instructions provided on the leaflet enclosed for effective use of this treatment. You should use this gel regularly, even once your condition has improved, to keep the skin smooth and prevent it from drying.

How does Oilatum shower gel work?

 Oilatum Shower Gel is an emollient that soothes, moisturises and protects the skin against microbes and pathogens as you shower. The gel contains a fragrance-free active ingredient known as light liquid paraffin, which acts as an insulator to prevent moisture from leaving the outer layer of the skin. This action seals the moisture in the skin, and hence taming symptoms such as dryness, irritation, itchiness, redness that lead to eczema and dermatitis.

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How should I use Oilatum shower gel?

With caution to avoid slipping in the shower, wet your skin and wash. Use a small amount of non-foaming Oilatum Shower Gel and rub it gently on your palms before applying liberally on wet skin.

In case you are using the gel on someone else, wet your hands and the patient's skin before coming into contact with the gel.

Rinse with warm water and gently pat the skin dry to finish. Do not rub the skin, as this will rub off the treatment leaving your skin prone to dryness and eczema flares.

This gel makes surfaces slippery, therefore, be cautious as you get out of the shower to avoid accidents.

Oilatum Shower Gel is for external use only.

Side effects

The main side effect of using this medication can be an allergic reaction. Hence if you ever experience signs such as inflammation/redness, irritation, skin rash, swelling or itching after using this treatment, report immediately to your GP or hospital. 

You may also consult our specialists at Click Pharmacy should you require any further advice.

When shouldn’t I take Oilatum shower gel?

Do not begin this treatment if you are allergic to any of the listed ingredients on the product or if you have greasy/oily skin. In case you exhibit an allergic reaction towards the product, stop treatment and contact your doctor immediately.

Take caution when smoking or lighting flames. Oilatum contains highly flammable ingredients, which can ignite quickly once exposed to a naked flame. Therefore, if the gel spills on your clothes or fabric, wash it immediately. 

This treatment is not absorbed in the skin, and therefore the gel can be used by pregnant or breastfeeding mothers. However, in case you are breastfeeding, wash the gel off carefully before feeding the baby.

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