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Balneum Plus prescription anti-itch cream for eczema treatment

What is Balneum Plus Cream?

Prescribed for the treatment of dry skin conditions including eczema and dermatitis, Balneum Plus Cream contains 5% urea and 3% lauromacrogols.

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How does Balneum Plus Cream work?

The main ingredient, urea, helps to treat dry skin in three different ways:

  • Helps to hydrate the skin by holding water
  • Removes dead skin (keratolytic)
  • Relieves itching (anti-pruritic).

It can work for up to 24 hours when used as directed. Lauromacrogols helps to reduce any itching and can have a local anaesthetic effect.

How to use Balneum Plus Cream

We recommend you read in full the information in the enclosed leaflet before applying Balneum Plus Cream. For best results, apply the cream twice a day – it is intended for regular use.

Is Balneum Plus Cream suitable for me?

Balneum Plus Cream may not be suitable for everyone and its use might be advised with caution, or may not be recommended at all. Patients who are allergic to peanuts or soya, or any of the other active or inactive ingredients, or who have a skin infection or an acute inflammatory condition, might find this treatment isn’t for them.

Urea may make the active ingredients in other creams or ointments pass through the skin more easily, so during your online consultation, you should make the doctor aware of any other treatments you're taking. An alternative treatment may be prescribed if Balneum Plus doesn’t have the desired effect. The doctor will need a full picture of your general health, so ensure you tell them all the necessary details during consultation.

What are the side effects of Balneum Plus Cream?

As is the case with all licensed medicinal products, Balneum Plus Cream may cause side effects. Side effects are considered to be uncommon, but can include skin reddening or itching, or allergies to the ingredients. If you experience these, you should stop using Balneum Plus Cream and talk to your doctor. Read the patient leaflet for a full list of side effects – you can view it online here.

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