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Market monitor: May

Oral care

Care Chlorhexidine Digluconate 0.2% w/v Antiseptic Mouthwash is used for the treatment and prevention of gum disease. Available in both aniseed and peppermint flavours, the mouthwash reduces the formation of dental plaque, helps fight infection and helps prevent denture sores and gum ulceration, according to manufacturer Thornton & Ross.
Thornton & Ross: 01484 842217 

GlaxoSmithKline has launched a year-long partnership between its Aquafresh Kids brand and TV channel Disney Junior. Spanning several touchpoints from short clips on popular shows, to YouTube advertising across Disney’s network and social media support, the partnership will feature the full Aquafresh Kids line up – including Captain Aquafresh and the Aquafresh Nurdles – and promote good oral hygiene habits by targeting morning and evening brush times. The Aquafresh Kids range includes products for teething through to pre-teens.
GlaxoSmithKline: 0800 783 881

Dentogen Clove Oil Gel provides soothing and fast relief from toothache caused by dental cavities, says manufacturer Crescent Pharma. Clove Oil is a sugar-free, natural local anaesthetic with antibacterial properties and the gel formula offers a convenient and easy-to-apply option that can be used alongside other medications, the company adds. Adults, children and the elderly should apply the gel accurately to the decayed part of the tooth using either a clean fingertip or cotton bud, Crescent Pharma adds.
Crescent Pharma: 01256 772730 

Pain relief

The Puressentiel Muscles & Joints Roller combines 14 essential oils and massage, recreating the technique of deep transversal massage to help relax, soothe and relieve muscle and joint pain, the company claims. The full Puressentiel Muscles & Joints range contains the same 14 essential oils and also includes soothing balm, gel and eight-hour pain reliever heating patches, which can be cut to size to suit any application requirement and are so thin they are invisible under clothing, the company adds.
Puressentiel: 020 3488 8111

 

4head is designed to be applied directly to the forehead for fast, effective relief from headaches precisely where it’s needed, says manufacturer Dendron. Containing the active ingredient levomenthol, 4head works to block headache pain signals and relax the muscles in the head associated with tension headaches and avoids the most common side effects associated with many oral analgesics, explains the company. Suitable for all age groups, 4head is conveniently applied by gently gliding the dispenser across the forehead to leave an invisible and non-greasy application and headache relief can be felt within 30 minutes, Dendron adds.
Dendron: 01923 205704

 

Solpadeine Max is a clinically proven pharmacy-only painkiller that provides effective short-term relief from acute moderate pain that has not been relieved by paracetamol, ibuprofen or aspirin alone, says manufacturer Perrigo. The soluble tablets contain paracetamol, codeine phosphate hemihydrate and caffeine and offer pain relief from headache, migraine, dental pain, period pain, strains and sprains, backache, arthritic and rheumatic pain and sciatica. The tablets are suitable for adults and children aged 12 years and over and should not be taken for more than three days, the company adds.
Perrigo: 0800 1216 909

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