For general use as an emollient in the symptomatic relief of dry skin conditions.
White Soft Paraffin and Liquid Paraffin are emollients with occlusive properties for topical application. There is no significant systemic absorption of the active ingredients but has substantial penetration into the stratum corneum.
Dosage & Administration
Apply a thin film of the ointment to the affected area of the skin, in the direction of hair growth, as required. Repeat as necessary. Ideally the product should be applied three or four times a day or at least twice a day. In adults, where a large area of the body is affected, up to 500 g a week may be used. For topical administration only.
Prolong use may cause folliculitis, should this occur, use of the product should be discontinued.
Pregnancy & Lactation
The safety of White Soft Paraffin and Liquid Paraffin during pregnancy and lactation has not been established, but use during this periods is not considered to constitute a hazard.
Precautions & Warnings
This topical agent should be applied in the direction of hair growth to reduce the incidence of folliculitis.
This topical agent has low toxicity and if ingested treatment should be supportive and symptomatic. Gastric lavage should not be attempted following ingestion of paraffin-based products, due to the risk of inhalation or aspiration into the lungs.
Emollients & combined preparations
Do not store above 30° C. Keep away from light and out of the reach of children.