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Oxygen - Carers UK Forum

Oxygen

For issues specific to caring for someone with dementia.
Hi - my mum has just been discharged from hospital with oxygen.
All the leaflets we have been given by BOC say avoid moisturiser creams with paraffin but the doctor says we can use them but just avoid a naked flame.
The care company have advised the carers not to apply her cream for there safety as much as ours as a couple of the carers smoke and will do as soon as they leave the house ( but never in it)
Any one else have this problem ? :-??? :-??? 🤷🏼‍♀️
https://www.gov.uk/drug-safety-update/p ... -fire-risk

http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/clinical/pr ... 79.article

This is a difficult one as most of these types of cream have paraffin in them.

I think if you are still concerned I sure there are many other creams available without paraffin in.
A Google or any other search ... MOISTURISER CREAMS WITHOUT PARAFIN ... will reveal many products , some with consumer reviews.

Emoillents ?

Try the NHS Choices web site for a full description of the various products available :

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/emollients/
Assuming your Mother doesn't smoke, there shouldn't be much risk to her, assuming she's not likely to otherwise be around naked flames.

Obviously, a small risk becomes no risk, if you avoid it altogether - but in my experience, it's never been a problem.