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Brand name: Dermaveen Shower and Bath Oil TM

Active ingredients: colloidal oatmeal

What it is used for

Relief of dry, sensitive or itchy skin associated with atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, cradle cap, nappy rash, skin rashes, senile itch, itch due to extreme dryness, minor burns or similar dermatological conditions.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Topical

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Do I need a prescription?

We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for this medicine. You can ask your pharmacist.This medicine is Not Scheduled.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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