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Balneum is a bath additive that contains soya oil and is used for the treatment of dry skin disorders such as eczema and dermatitis. Balneum relieves symptoms associated with dry skin whilst also cleansing, and helping to protect against further drying. Soya oil is an emmolient (moisturiser) which soothes and softens dry skin by helping to replace lost oils.The oil forms tiny droplets in the water which leavesa thin film on your skin.This film helps to stop your skin from drying out and so makes it feel soft.
Do not use Balneum if: You are allergic (hypersensitive) to soya, peanut or any of the other ingredients. You suffer from fresh pustular forms of Psoriasis (Psoriasis pustulosa). All full baths, including those to which Balneum has been added, should only be taken after consultation with your doctor in the following cases; major skin injuries, acute skin diseases of unknown cause,feverish and infectious diseases, heart failure and high blood pressure. If the above applies to you, do not use this medicine and talk to your doctor. Avoid getting Balneum in your eyes, however, if this should occur, rinse immediately with clean water. Undiluted Balneum should not be swallowed.If this happens talk to your doctor or pharmacist immediately. Make sure water is not too hot, as this can make your skin condition worse. Take care not to slip in the bath. Always clean the bath immediately after you have used Balneum.To do this rinse thoroughly with hot water and then clear with a household cleaner. If your symptoms do not get better, go and see your doctor. There are no known interactions when using Balneum with other medicines but please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine. You may use Balneum whilst you are pregnant. Balneum is not expected to have any effect on your ability to drive or use machines. Due to its propylene glycol content this medicine may cause skin irritation. Balneum contains soya oil: if you are allergic to peanut or soya, do not use this medicinal product. The perfume contains benzylbenoate which may be mildly irritant to the skin, eyes and mucous membranes. It also contains butylated hydroxytoluene which may cause local skin irritation (eg: contact dermatitis) or irritation to the eyes and mucous membranes. Like all medicines, Balneum can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Very rarely during use there may be cases of reddening, itching and burning. In very rare cases soya oil may cause allergic reactions. If any of the side effects get serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist. Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Do not use Balneum after the expiry date which is stated on the label and the carton after EXP.The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. You should store Balneum in its original pack. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required.
Always use Balneum exactly as your doctor has told you.You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. Balneum is for external use by patients of all ages. Pour the appropriate amount of Balneum liquid into the bath as the bath is filling, be careful the water is not too hot. Stay in the bath for at least 10 minutes. Do not use soap sine this will remove Balneum from your skin and can also dry the skin. If only a small area of skin is affected, you may be able to bathe the affected area in a bowl or sink. Measurements: For a full bath (Adults dose) - 1 capful (about 20ml) For a child’s or baby’s bath - 1/4 of a capful (about 5ml) For a partial bath in a bowl or sink - 1/8 of a capful (about 2.5ml) If you have very dry skin, you can use 2 or 3 times the above amounts. After bathing gently pat dry with a towel.If you wipe or rub your skin too much the Balneum will not work as well. Adults and children should bathe with Balneum at least 2 to 3 times a week or as often as required.Your doctor will advise you how often you should use Balneum depending on how severe your skin condition is.For babies and infants a daily bath is recommended. Always clean the bath immediately after you have used Balneum.To do this, rinse the bath and equipment thoroughly with hot water and then clean with a household cleaner. Your doctor will tell you for how long you need to use Balneum. If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
The active substance is soya oil 84.75%.The other ingredients are polyoxyethylene lauryl ether, oleic acid, diethanolamide, pefume oil, propylene glycol, butylated hydroxytoluene, ascorbyl palmitate and citric acid monohydrate.