Explained: Emollients

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Explained: Emollients

Supported by Alliance
4 September 2022

Emollients help restore the barrier function of the skin, reduce itching, and increase hydration levels (Callagahan et al, 2018). Emollients should be used in all patients with fragile or at-risk skin, to reduce the risk of skin damage and further complications that may affect patient quality of life and add to clinician time and overall costs (Le Blanc et al, 2018).

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