Sudocrem FAQ

Feb 19, 2016 | FAQ

Your questions about Sudocrem, answered.

What is the active ingredient in Sudocrem?

Zinc Oxide (15.25% W/W)

Can I put Sudocrem on any part of the body?

Sudocrem is suitable to apply to any external part of the body, just be mindful that if it does come in contact with the eyes or mouth it may cause irritation.

Is Sudocrem suitable for sensitive skin?

For those with sensitive skin, always remember to do a small patch test on an unaffected area of the skin prior to applying it to the affected area. Apply Sudocrem in a thin layer, wait 24 hours and if no irritation is experienced, apply to the affected area as directed.

Sudocrem is causing an irritation on the skin.

Developing a skin irritation from Sudocrem is rare, but may be caused by hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients. If irritation occurs discontinue use & consult a healthcare professional.

Does Sudocrem contain any nut ingredients?

No, Sudocrem contains no peanut or arachis oil.

Does Sudocrem contain any fragrance?

Sudocrem is enriched with Lavender Oil.

I have heard nappy rash creams may clog nappies, making them less effective - does this happen with Sudocrem?

If Sudocrem is applied correctly (i.e. a small amount applied thinly), there is no evidence to suggest that it will have a negative effect on the ability of nappies to absorb urine.

How do you remove Sudocrem from fabric and carpets?

Scrape of excess with a blunt knife. Soak area with clean warm water (40°C). It is best to work in small sections at a time. Apply a mild, diluted washing up liquid with a nailbrush. Work up a good lather. Sponge off and rinse with warm water. Repeat if necessary.

What should I do if Sudocrem is ingested?

Large amounts ingested accidentally may cause vomiting or diarrhoea. No known cases of overdose have been reported. Seek medical advice if concerned and adverse affects persist.

What should be done if contact is made with the eyes?

If contact with eyes occurs, irrigate immediately with water for at least 5 minutes. If any adverse affects persist, seek medical advice.

Can Sudocrem be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

There are no known contraindications with the use of Sudocrem during pregnancy and lactation.

Sudocrem Healing Cream does NOT contain any nut ingredients

For information about nappy rash, please read ‘What you need to know about nappy rash‘.

Medicines have benefits and some have risks. Always read the label carefully. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist or there are any side effects, consult your healthcare professional. Do not allow product to come into contact with eyes and mucus membranes. Do not use is hypersensitive to any of the ingredients. No known cases of overdose have been reported. Store below 25C.

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