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Lanolin

INFORMATION

Uses

Lanolin is used in the treatment of execessive skin dryness.

How it works

Lanolin belongs to a class of drugs called skin moisturizers. It works by hydrating outermost layer of the skin and promotes skin moisturizing.

Common side effects

Burning sensation, Tingling sensation

AVAILABLE MEDICINE

No medicine available

Expert advice

  • Do not apply lanolin on deep wounds, open sores with swelling, redness or bleeding, or infection of the skin.
  • Avoid contact with eyes, nose, mouth, rectum, or vagina and rinse with water in case of accidental contact.
  • Do not take if allergic to lanolin or any of its ingredients.

Frequently asked questions

Lanolin

Q.Is lanolin comedogenic or does it clog pores?
Lanolin may cause clogging of pores. Consult your doctor in case of any symptoms


Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)