What is Dentinox Cradle Cap Treatment Shampoo?
This shampoo is a form of treatment for the effects of cradle cap, a condition that affects small infants. The active ingredients in this shampoo are sodium lauryl ether sulfo-succinate and sodium lauryl ether sulfate, which are in a group of medicines called cleansing surfactants. These medicines are known to be effective at treatment cradle cap.
What is cradle cap?
Cradle cap is a condition that affects babies from birth to a couple of months. It is not the result of poor hygiene, and it is not contagious or harmful. It looks like greasy, yellow patches that appear on the head. Cradle cap should not be picked at as it can cause infection. It affects the head the most but can appear elsewhere, such as the face, ears, neck, armpits, and behind the knees.
Who is this Dentinox shampoo suitable for?
This shampoo is suitable to be used for infants affected by cradle cap. It should not be used if allergic to the ingredients contained in the shampoo. It should also not be used if the skin on the scalp is broken, or if there are signs of an infection like redness or oozing. If you are using any other treatments, speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist for advice before using.
How should Dentinox Cradle Cap Treatment Shampoo be used?
Before using, test on a small area of the baby’s skin first. If any irritation or redness occurs, then do not use the shampoo. When using, wet the baby’s head with warm water and then apply a small amount of the shampoo onto your palm and massage it gently but firmly into the whole scalp. Rinse off and then apply again. After applying the second time, rinse it off and dry the head. The recommended dosage is 2 2-3ml applications.
Are there any side effects?
Since this is a medicine, there is a chance of side effects. Potential side effects include:
- Scalp redness
- Skin sensitivity
- Inflammation of the skin
- Hair loss – Though the hair will grow back
If you notice a side effect, speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist for advice. You can also record a side effect that you notice using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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If you are concerned about addiction to 'over the counter' medication, we urge you to visit the below links for professional help and advice:
- Lauryl Ether Sulfo-Succinate, Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate
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