emollient


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emollient

any preparation or substance that has a softening or soothing effect, esp when applied to the skin

emollient

[ə′mäl·yənt]
(pharmacology)
A softening agent, especially for use on skin and mucous membranes; lanolin is widely used as a base.
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Skin care accounts for the major share of the global emollient esters.
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A Recognising the physical and psychological effects of eczema B Practical demonstrations of emollient application (and topical corticosteroids when needed) C Helping to parents develop strategies to overcome barriers to treatment
Patients with non-infected moderate to severe AD can be advised to cover affected areas with dry wrap dressings to provide a physical barrier to scratching and improve the retention of emollients.
Ninety-six percent of families in the intervention arm found their emollient acceptable, and 80% indicated they used it at least 5 days per week.
cosurfactant content and overall emulsifier hydrophilicity need to be adjusted depending on the type of emollient.
The study was part of the trial of the impact of topical emollient therapy on incidence of nosocomial infections reported previously (13).
Nurses applied the emollients everywhere except the babies' faces and scalps three times daily during the first 2 weeks of life, then twice a day until the babies were discharged from the hospital.
Then there are the fly-by-night operations that, to grab a quick buck, put in some emollients and maybe a little glycerine and sell this untested product cheaper than anyone else.
An emollient, it helps the skin stop drying out which can cause the dry, itchiness characteristic of eczema.