...feeling afraid James @ferns


Still no links allowed so check the BBC news site today (18th). A story about the dangers of inflammable skin creams.


Please don't include specific medical product brand names or external links.

2 responses

john,Hulk @chewbacca

Yes i know about this James, I put a post about it near 2 years ago i think then? i know i put post up around that time , mainly ones that contain parrafin like E45,Aqueous i think,I read an article about an old lady had sheets covered in this stuff near a heat source and the whole flat went up in blazes and she died of course so, beware folks of this when using these creams,I was covered in parrafin as a child around smokers sitting in front of a fire geeeeze, no one thought about that then in the late 70s early 80s BEWARE

Michelle @michelle1021

Hi James. I think this might be an old article? "GPs warned about risks of flammable skin creams. The London Fire Brigade is urging doctors to be aware of the risks of prescribing flammable emollient creams for skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. The risks are especially great for smokers, the elderly and patients on oxygen therapy".

I've been using aqueous cream for 27 years going on 28 and it has never affected me in any way. I've been very close to open fires (remember, us South Africans barbeque a lot. Even when it snows ) but I can see the dangers in by using these medicated creams. People should be careful when using it.
I use baby aqueous which contains paraffin as well but it's not very strong.

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