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Sudocrem contains a water-repellent base (consisting of oils / waxes); protective and emollient agents; antibacterial and antifungal agents; and a weak anesthetic. It can also be used to treat eczema, bedsores, acne, minor burns and sores and minor wounds.
Sudocrem was developed in 1931 by Dublin-based pharmacist Thomas Smith. It was originally called "Smith's Cream". The brand was not introduced into the UK until the 1970s, but it has since become the leading baby cream in both Ireland and the UK.
|Zinc oxide, EP||15.25%||astringent, soothing, protective|
|Benzyl benzoate, BP||1.01%||pesticide|
|Benzyl alcohol, BP||0.39%||mild anesthetic, disinfectant|
|Benzyl cinnamate||0.15%||antibacterial, antifungal|
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