|Therapeutic area||Formulary choices||Cost (per pack size unless otherwise stated)||Rationale for decision/comments|
|First-line||Calamine with zinc oxide - suitable for self-care||Lotion: £1.38 (200ml)||Calamine in aqueous cream is non-formulary as
Aqueous cream is non-formulary. May cause skin irritation particularly in children with eczema, possibly due to sodium lauryl sulfate content. (MHRA December 2014)
|Second-line||ViraSoothe® Chickenpox Relief Cooling Gel - suitable for self-care||Gel: £3.34 (50g)|
|Tube. Contains glycerin, PEG-8, caprylyl glycol, sodium polyacrylate, carbomer, sodium hydroxide and water.
| Menthol in aqueous cream as |
Arjun® - suitable for self-care
0.5%: £15.30 (500g)
1%: £3.25 (100g), £15.30 (500g)
2%: £15.30 (500g)
|Tub. Contains aqua, petrolatum, cetearyl alcohol, paraffinium liquidum, sodium lauryl sulfate, phenoxyethanol, menthol, propylparaben and methylparaben.|
Contain aqueous cream and may cause skin irritation.