Lanolin is used to treat and prevent dryness of skin, itching, scaling or skin irritation caused by burns due to radiation therapy, sun burns or nappy rashes. It is also used to treat sore and cracked nipples during breast feeding.
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
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- 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
Q. Is lanolin comedogenic or does it clog pores?
Lanolin may cause clogging of pores. Consult your doctor in case of any symptoms