What is Metanium Nappy Rash Ointment?
It is a licensed medicine that is specifically formulated to soothe and effectively treat nappy rash. It also works as a waterproof barrier, preventing urine and faeces irritating a baby’s skin. Its active ingredients include Titanium dioxide 20% w/w, Titanium peroxide 5% w/w and Titanium salicylate 3% w/w. It’s also lanolin free. Lanolin can result in an allergic reaction in some people, so Metanium is suitable for babies who may be prone to allergic reactions to it.
What does it mean by a licensed product?
In the case of Metanium this means it contains active ingredients which treat nappy rash, whereas a cosmetic barrier cream simply soothes and moisturises the skin.
How do I remove Metanium from clothes?
This product does not contain anything which can dye clothes as such and so the stains will come out. The yellow colour is due to pigments which are held in place by the paraffin oil/wax matrix. If this is removed then the pigment will wash off as well.
In order to remove the grease you could either use a proprietary stain remover or alternatively vigorously rub neat washing up liquid into the stained area. Leave to soak for an hour or so then launder as normal.