Chapter 5. Emollients

  1. Rebecca Penzer RN, BSc(Hons), PGDipEd, MSc Nurse Specialist Deputy Chair1 and
  2. Steven J. Ersser RGN, BSc (Hons), PhD (Lond), CertTHEd Professor Director Chair2

Published Online: 10 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319804.ch5

Principles of Skin Care: A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals

Principles of Skin Care: A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals

How to Cite

Penzer, R. and Ersser, S. J. (2010) Emollients, in Principles of Skin Care: A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319804.ch5

Author Information

  1. 1

    Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn, UK

  2. 2

    Bournemouth University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170871

Online ISBN: 9781444319804

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Keywords:

  • emollients and constituents of emollients;
  • contact dermatitis - adverse inflammatory changes in skin, coming into contact with certain products;
  • allergic contact dermatitis - immune-mediated response to product;
  • topical emollients, painful pustules caused by hair follicle blockage and infection;
  • emollient formulations;
  • leave-on topical emollients;
  • gel emollients - oral medications, topical emollient prescription;
  • aide memoir for discussing emollient use with patients;
  • anti-inflammatory effects of emollients;
  • emollients, vital therapeutic products in field of dermatology

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Definition

  • Constituents of emollients

  • Potential side effects

  • Emollient formulations

  • How emollients work?

  • Considerations that will effect how patients use emollients

  • Conclusion

  • References