Topical Glycerol

Topical Glycerol

Topical glycerol is an emollient used to moisturize the skin or prevent dry, rough, scaly, itchy skin and minor skin irritations. This drug is generally used to relieve the symptoms of dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis.

When the outermost layer of skin lacks water, the skin becomes dry. Topical glycerol works by forming an oily layer on the outermost part of the skin to hold water in order to stay on the skin. This method of action will also help remove dead skin cells and keep the skin moisturised.

Topical glycerol trademark: Biocream

What is Topical Glycerol

class Free medicine
Category Emollient and skin protectant
Benefit Moisturizes the skin or prevents and treats dry skin, rough skin, or scaly skin, caused by dermatitis, eczema , or psoriasis .
Used by Adults and children
Topical glycerol for pregnant and lactating women Category N:  Not yet categorized.

It is not yet known whether topical glycerol can be absorbed into breast milk or not. Breastfeeding women are advised to consult a doctor before using this drug.

Drug form Creams, liquid external medicine

Precautions Before Using Topical Glycerol

Before using topical glycerol, you need to pay attention to the following points:

  • Do not use topical glycerol if you are allergic to this drug. Tell your doctor about any history of allergies you have.

    Talk to your doctor about using topical glycerol if you are dehydrated or have heart or kidney disease .

    Talk to your doctor about using topical glycerol if you have an open wound or skin infection .

    Consult a doctor if you are experiencing acne . As much as possible choose topical glycerol products that are labeled non-comedogenic.

    Avoid exposure to the sun for a long time and always use sunscreen , during treatment with topical glycerol, because this drug can make the skin more sensitive to sunlight.

    Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning a pregnancy.

    Tell your doctor about any medications you are taking, including supplements and herbal products.

    See a doctor immediately if you experience an allergic reaction after using topical glycerol.

Dosage and Rules for Using Topical Glycerol

Topical glycerol products used to moisturize the skin are available in 25% or 40% preparations. The percentage of glycerol describes the ratio between the weight of glycerol and the total weight.

Take a topical glycerol product as much as 1 knuckle of the index finger, then apply it evenly to the skin you want to treat, 2–3 times a day. The dosage for children is the same as the adult dose.

How to Use Topical Glycerol Properly

Follow the doctor 's recommendations and read the information listed on the topical glycerol packaging before using it. Use topical glycerol at the same time each day for maximum treatment.

Apply this medicine only to problem areas of the skin. Avoid contact with your face, eyes, nostrils, mouth and skin that is injured, irritated, scratched or has just been shaved.

How to use each topical glycerol drug product can be different. There are some products that need to be shaken before use, and there are also those that must be mixed with water before being applied to problem areas of the skin. To be sure, you should read the information on the drug packaging.

To deal with dry hand skin, it is recommended to use this medicine after every hand washing or after taking a shower when the skin is still slightly wet.

If using this medicine to treat diaper rash in infants, clean and dry the baby's skin first before applying the medicine.

On very dry skin, it is recommended to soak the skin area before applying this medication. Avoid showering too often, taking hot baths, or showering for long periods of time as these can exacerbate dry skin.

Store topical glycerol at room temperature and avoid direct sunlight. Keep medicine out of reach of children.

Topical Glycerol Interactions with Other Drugs

It is not known exactly what interaction effects can occur when topical glycerol is used with other medicines. To be safe, always tell your doctor about any medications, supplements, or herbal products you are currently taking before having treatment with topical glycerol.

Side Effects and Dangers of Topical Glycerol

Some of the side effects that may arise after using this drug are:

  • Burning or stinging sensation
  • The skin becomes reddish
  • Appearance of skin irritation
  • Skin feels clammy or turns too white

Consult your doctor if the side effects above do not subside or get worse. You should also see a doctor immediately if you experience an allergic reaction after using topical glycerol.

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