Eczema, chilblains and pressure sores
Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream is the nation’s favourite nappy rash cream and it is also very effective at dealing with other common skin complaints. Our ingredients, which have remained unchanged since 1931, work together to protect the skin and promote healing.
Eczema, also known as dermatitis is a dry skin condition. The condition varies greatly between person to person. In mild cases of eczema, the skin is red, dry and scaly. The effect of the dry skin can make the area itchy. In more severe cases, there may be weeping, crusting and bleeding. Eczema affects people of all ages however it is very common for children to be affected.
According to the National Eczema Society: “In the UK, one in five children and one in twelve adults have eczema.”
If you know an eczema sufferer, you may already be aware how important it is to try and keep the skin soft and supple. Sudocrem can be used effectively for this purpose.
Sudocrem has a gentle cooling effect which can ease the itchy feeling that eczema can bring. The formulation can maintain the skin’s natural moisture and work to keep skin healthy, soft and supple.
Chilblains are small swellings on the skin that are normally a reaction to cold temperatures. They often affect toes, fingers, heels, ears and noses. Whilst chilblains can often be uncomfortable, they can be prevented.
The best way to prevent chilblains is to limit exposing your extremities to the cold; this is of course not always possible, and if you or your family is suffering you can use Sudocrem to soothe the discomfort.
Pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores or pressure sores, are caused by placing an area of skin under prolonged pressure. The pressure disrupts the blood flow and the affected skin becomes starved of oxygen and begins to break down.
To prevent pressure sores change a person’s position frequently or using special equipment (cushions, mattresses, etc.) to protect the body. If someone in your family is already suffering from pressure sores, Sudocrem will help to alleviate the pain and creates a barrier to help protect the skin from infection. If the feeling of discomfort or the visible effects persist consult your doctor as soon as possible.