Topical agents such as petrolatum provide an occlusive film over inflamed skin, decrease fissuring, and reduce evaporation.
The oil component of ointments is typically petrolatum ; creams tend to contain lanolin.
Gauze dressings can be used dry, moist, or impregnated with petrolatum , antiseptics, or other agents.
Designed as a moisturizing cleanser, Albolene contains mineral oil, petrolatum , paraffin, ceresin and beta carotene.
These wounds heal by secondary intention and may be cleansed daily and then covered with petrolatum or antibiotic ointment.