It should work for the cracking, but one must be careful to apply it frequently to avid absorption and wiping/scraping it off by clothes. Socks absorb it as do cotton and polyester shirts, jeans and slacks, too. So it must be reapplied as needed.
Unfortunately, I sometimes wait too long to reapply and skin cracking begins again. I try to avoid removing dry skin without latex gloves and antibacterial soap. I've had the experience of removing skin and causing a little blood. It can lead to infection so you must be very careful!
Avoid alcohol for cleansing as it dries the skin too much. Instead use iodine or similar iodine content cleansers which do NOT dry out your skin even more!
It has mineral oil, ceresin, lanolin alcohol, panthenol, glycerin and bisabolol. My eczema isn't that bad but I do use this one my hands and it helps with itchiness and dryness.
Hi, There are no gluten derived ingredients in Aquaphor Healing Ointment; however, it is always possible that there may be traces of gluten as this product is not manufactured in a gluten-free facility. You may want to check with your doctor if this is a concern for you or not.
answered 7 months ago
Beiersdorf Consumer Relations