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Lanolin

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Last Updated: November 29, 2019

Lanolin is a waxy compound, produced by the sebaceous glands of wool-bearing animals. Lanolin is found in cosmetics, skin creams and some moisturizing shampoos. It locks existing moisture into the skin and absorbs additional moisture from the air around it. Lanolin is used as a moisturizer to treat or prevent dry, itchy, rough, scaly skin and minor skin irritations such as diaper rash, skin burns due to radiation therapy. A doctor should be consulted to know exactly how and where to apply lanolin cream. It is advised not to apply lanolin on the face, or other sensitive areas such as near the eyes, inside the nose or mouth, or near the groin region, on any areas of broken, irritated, scraped, chapped, cut skin or on a recently shaved area of the skin.

For best results, this product should be applied after bath while the skin is still slightly damp. Lanolin is largely used in lip balms. It heals already chapped lips and prevents further drying. Lanolin is also a good conditioner for extremely curly and thick hair. Lanolin can also be used by mothers who are breastfeeding to cure chapped nipples. Small amounts of lanolin ingested while feeding will not harm the baby.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Dermatologist before using this medicine.
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  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    No interaction found
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Lanolin as ingredient

The active constituent of this medicine is a fat derived from sheep wool that is used for treating dry, irritated and cracked skin as well as treating sore nipples during breastfeeding and diaper rash. It forms a layer on the top of the skin and prevents the loss of water thereby moisturising the skin.

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