petrolatum-mineral oil-lanolin-ceresin ointment

Definition / meaning of petrolatum-mineral oil-lanolin-ceresin ointment

A petrolatum-based ointment absorbed by dry and moist skin, petrolatum-mineral oil-lanolin-ceresin ointment is non-comedogenic, non-irritating, and non-sensitizing. It can reduce healing time of cracked, dry skin on hands, elbows, and knees, and helps prevent diaper rash. The original ointment also contained mineral oil, ceresin, lanolin alcohol. Its use is indicated in atopic dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis when extra protection from a heavier base is needed.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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