What is Eumovate and when is it used?
Eumovate is a treatment for eczema and dermatitis. It helps reduce and soothe inflammation, itching and redness.
What are eczema and dermatitis?
Eczema is a skin condition that makes your skin feel itchy, dry, and irritated. Dermatitis is a type of eczema that is triggered when your skin comes into contact with something that irritates it. Such irritants can include heavily scented soaps or disinfectants. When you have an outbreak of eczema, you may experience some or all of these symptoms:
- Dry skin patches
- Cracked skin
How do you use this treatment?
- Wash your hands thoroughly.
- Gently squeeze out Eumovate onto your fingertip.
- Measure from the tip of your index finger down to the first finger crease, this should cover an area the size of your palm.
- Gently rub the cream into the affected area once or twice a day.
- Thoroughly wash your hands again after use, unless you are treating your hands.
When should Eumovate not be used?
Eumovate is not suitable for any patients under the age of 12. Do not use this product if you’re allergic to any of the listed ingredients.
Do not use this product to treat any of the following skin problems:
- Infected skin, e.g. chickenpox, cold sores, herpes, athlete’s foot, thrush
- Itchy skin which is not inflamed
- Eczema around a leg ulcer
Do not use this product:
- For large areas of skin
- On the face, groin, genital area, or between the toes
- On open wounds
- Underneath bandages or dressings
How should I store Eumovate?
Eumovate should be stored in a dry, cool environment that does not exceed 25°C.
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.