side effects of lanolin?? - page 2

I'm working on clinical paperwork and I need to find some possible side effects of lanolin cream. I've looked in all my textbooks and done some internet searches and I really can't find anything. Any... Read More

  1. by   lorbal
    I work in a long-term nursing facility and have a resident who gets A&D to her feet. Whenever I have put this on her she says she burns and can't stand the discomfort. Her feet get bright red and I have to wash it off. She had it applied to her buttocks by a CNA and the same reaction occurred. I asked my Unit Coordinator if she could be allergic to it - he chuckled and said it's only vitamins. I believe she is allergic to the lanolin in the A&D. Could this be possible??

    Thanks!
    Laurie, brand new LPN
  2. by   klone
    Quote from CEG
    Can you explain this further? Is Lansinoh organic? Otherwise I don't see the difference.
    I know Lansinoh is purified. So it would stand to reasons that any pesticide residue has been removed.
  3. by   ElvishDNP
    Some people with an allergy to wool have had issues with it.
  4. by   morte
    Quote from lorbal
    I work in a long-term nursing facility and have a resident who gets A&D to her feet. Whenever I have put this on her she says she burns and can't stand the discomfort. Her feet get bright red and I have to wash it off. She had it applied to her buttocks by a CNA and the same reaction occurred. I asked my Unit Coordinator if she could be allergic to it - he chuckled and said it's only vitamins. I believe she is allergic to the lanolin in the A&D. Could this be possible??

    Thanks!
    Laurie, brand new LPN
    the A+D that i have seen is petroleum based....
  5. by   ElvishDNP
    Quote from morte
    the A+D that i have seen is petroleum based....
    Petroleum jelly makes up a large percentage of it.
  6. by   lorbal
    Quote from morte
    the A+D that i have seen is petroleum based....
    The A&D we are using lists lanolin, then petroleum - I'll have to see if the resident has any issues with wool products. Thanks for the reply.


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