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    Information about Allantoin

    Allantoin uses

    Allantoin is used in the treatment of execessive skin dryness.

    How allantoin works

    Allantoin is a skin protectant which works as a moisturizer and relieves minor skin irritations.

    Common side effects of allantoin

    Skin rash

    Available Medicine for Allantoin

    No medicine available

    Expert advice for Allantoin

    • Allantoin should not be used for more than 7 days. If symptoms persist contact your doctor immediately.
    • Avoid contact with eyes and other mucous membrane.
    • Stop taking allantoin if you develop severe allergic reactions.
    • Do not apply this medication on deep wounds or cuts or any infection on the skin.
    • Do not apply allantoin topical if it worsens any existing acne problems.

    Frequently asked questions for Allantoin


    Q. Is Allantoin safe and natural?

    Allantoin is chemically synthesized for making the ointment. It is safe when used for the condition at the dose for the duration prescribed by the doctor

    Q. Is allantoin same as lanolin/ formaldehyde releaser/ aluminium?

    Allantoin is not the same as lanolin/ formaldehyde releaser/ aluminium

    Q. Does Allantoin clog pores/ lighten skin/ cause acne/ cause cancer?

    Allantoin may clog pores and may lighten skin. It is not known to cause acne or cure cancer. Please inform your doctor if you observe any side effects while using this ointment.

    Content on this page was last updated on 06 March, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)