Information for patients, their families and helpers
Diet: Skin creams - avoiding lanolin
Should adult Refsum's patients avoid skin creams containing lanolin?
Lanolin is a fat obtained from sheep's wool. We know that some drugs and other substances
can be absorbed into the body through the skin. It would therefore seem sensible
to avoid skin preparations containing lanolin as far as it is practically
possible. Many products do now state on the label if lanolin is present.
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