Emollients


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Emollients

 

substances of plant or animal origin used medicinally to make the skin supple. Emollients are also used to protect the skin, mucous membranes, and wounds from irritation. In addition, they are used in the preparation of ointments, pastes, liniments, suppositories, and vaginal globules, as well as of suspensions and solutions of medicinal substances insoluble in water, which are injected intramuscularly. Emollients include fats, fatty oils, and fatlike substances. Fatty oils (castor, mineral, almond) are taken internally as laxatives. Refined lard is used to improve absorption of ointments through the skin. Among the fatlike substances used in the pharmaceutical and perfume industries are lanolin (hydrous and anhydrous), spermaceti, and wax (yellow and white); these emollients are used in the preparation of ointments and as stiffeners for ointment bases.

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Daily baths or showers of no more than 20 minutes with added emollients (plain water has a drying effect on skin) will help hydrate the skin (Lawton 2009).
Healthcare professionals should offer a range of emollients, and prescriptions should be reviewed frequently.
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--increasing the emollients preparation concentration of the chemical-modifying bath; introducing pre-scouring of the technical hemp and flax fibres prior to the chemical-modifying treatment in order to soften the pectinous gums (which cement the fibre bundles) and facilitate their enzymatic hydrolysis; increasing the time of exposure to emollients preparation of the technical hemp and flax fibres while it is being subjected to pre-scouring.
In addition to the Alcare OR Handrub, STERIS also offers a complete regimen of hand washing and skin care products--a specific combination of medicated soap, body wash, antiseptic hand rub with emollients, and a lotion skin conditioner that facilitate the maintenance of the skin barrier function and minimize the damaging effects of repeated hand washings, supporting CDC and JCAHO requirements.
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.