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Sudocrem is an antiseptic healing cream designed to treat skin irritations such as rashes, eczema and sunburns. Although it has been proven to be an effective healing agent, side effects such as hypersensitivity and irritation have been linked to the healing ointment.
Sudocrem is comprised of the active ingredients zinc oxide ph. eur., benzyl alcohol b.p., benzyl benzoate b.p., benzyl cinnamate and lanolin (hypoallergenic). The antiseptic cream also contains purified water, liquid paraffin, citric acid and other ingredients.
Sudocrem should be used only as directed. Apply the ointment conservatively to the affected area; massage in circular movements until it has been absorbed into the skin. Sudocrem can be applied two to three times per day.
Minor side effects have been linked to the skin cream, including irritation and allergic reaction. Symptoms may include itching, burning and soreness where the cream is applied. Severe allergic reaction may result in swelling, redness and the development of sore and itchy bumps. Should irritation occur, you should stop using the ointment immediately. If symptoms persist or worsen, you should seek medical attention.
Sudocrem is intended to relieve skin irritations by soothing, healing and protecting problem areas. It is designed to treat heat rash, diaper rash, sunburns, small cuts, bedsores and eczema. Sudocrem is also known to diminish the appearance of acne and facial spots.
Zinc oxide 15.25% w/w, lanolin (hypoallergenic) 4.00% w/w, benzyl benzoate 1.01% w/w, benzyl cinnamate 0.15% w/w and benzyl alcohol 0.39% w/w.
For the treatment of nappy rash, bedsores, minor burns, eczema, acne, chilblains, surface wounds and sunburn.
Benefits: The most important health benefits of zinc are as follows:
* Skin Care: Studies have shown zinc to be an effective home remedy for curing pimples or acne. It is even more powerful than placebo and consumption of antibiotic medication is still considered to be more effective.
* Eczema: Also called as atopic dermatitis, is an inflammatory and chronic disorder of skin. It is mainly caused by deficiency of zinc in the body. Zinc plays an important role in healing chronic infection and assists the body in restoring its ability to heal properly.
* Acne: This mineral is important for erasing acne from skin. It regulates in controlling the amount of testosterone in the body which plays a dominant role in causing acne. In addition to it, zinc is also concerned with collagen synthesis. This further aids in normalizing the amount of skin oils and maintenance of a healthy skin.
* Wound healing: Deficiency in zinc causes delayed healing of wounds. Human body has several zinc dependent enzymes, which promote the synthesis of collagen that thereby aids in wound healing.