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Calmurid cream is used as a moisturiser for dry, rough, thickened, scaly skin conditions such as, eczema, ichthyosis, psoriasis.

Dry skin results from lack of water in the outer layer of skin cells known as the stratum corneum. When this layer becomes dehydrated it loses its flexibility and becomes cracked, scaly and sometimes itchy. The stratum corneum contains natural water-holding substances, including urea, which retain water seeping up from the deeper layers of the skin. Water is also normally retained in the stratum corneum by a surface film of natural oil (sebum) and broken-down skin cells, which slow down evaporation of water from the skin surface.

Calmurid cream contains two active ingredients, urea and lactic acid. The urea penetrates the stratum corneum, where it readily absorbs and retains water. This increases the capacity of the skin to hold moisture and rehydrates the skin.

Lactic acid is known as a keratolytic. It breaks down keratin, which is a protein that forms part of the skin structure. In conditions such as chronic eczema, excessive amounts of keratin cause the skin cells to harden, and makes the skin become thickened and scaly.

Lactic acid breaks down the keratin in the hardened and thickened skin, helping to shed skin cells from the area to which it is applied, and soften and improve the appearance of dry, scaly skin. This action also improves the ability of the urea to penetrate the skin and rehydrate it.

Calmurid cream is formulated with a moisturising base that also helps prevent water from evaporating from the surface of the skin. This reduces the dryness, scaling and itching of skin conditions such as eczema.


Wash and dry the affected areas of skin before applying the cream.
A thick layer of Calmurid should be applied to the dry, scaly areas of skin. Leave the cream on for three to five minutes then gently rub it in. Any excess cream can then be wiped off with a tissue - don't wash it off.
Use the cream twice a day or as directed by your doctor.
To treat dry, scaly skin on the feet apply Calmurid as above, after soaking the feet in warm water for 15 minutes and drying with a rough towel.
Take care to avoid getting Calmurid in your eyes, mouth and nose. The cream may cause stinging if applied to raw, cracked, split or sensitive areas of skin. Do not apply it to inflamed skin or open wounds.
If you find Calmurid cream stings when you apply it and this prevents you using it, you can dilute it with an equal quantity of aqueous cream. Do this for a week and after this time you should be able to use it undiluted. Ask your pharmacist for further advice.
Creams can cause skin irritation in people hypersensitive to any of the ingredients. If you find this product irritates your skin, stop using it and ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

For more information about any other possible risks associated with Calmurid cream, please read the information provided with the cream or consult your doctor or pharmacist.

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