What is Dermal Psoriderm Emulsion 40% W/V Bath Additive?
This Psoriderm Bath Additive is a treatment that is added to the bath to provide relief for two types of psoriasis, sub-acute and chronic plaque psoriasis. The active ingredient in this bath additive is distilled coal tar, which works by stopping itching and promoting normal skin cell production.
What is the cause of sub-acute or chronic plaque psoriasis?
Any type of psoriasis is caused by skin cells being replaced too quickly, which causes an excess of skin and also irritation on the skin. The actual reason for this is unknown at this time, but research conducted has led to the belief that the cause of the condition is the immune system. In the immune system, there are T-cells which are cells that move around the body and fight infections and bacteria. However, in people who have psoriasis, these cells attack healthy skin cells as well. This is believed to be the trigger for psoriasis. Other potential causes for the condition include genetics, people with a family history of the condition are more likely to get it, and also external factors like injury, smoking, stress, and alcohol. Hormonal changes can be also a cause.
Who is this bath additive suitable for?
This bath additive is suitable to be used by adults and children for the relief of psoriasis. It should not be used by anyone who is allergic to the ingredients contained in the solution. Do not use if you have a type of psoriasis that feels and looks sore, or on pustular psoriasis, which has pus-filled blisters.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use this bath additive?
This product should be suitable to be used by someone pregnant or breastfeeding without problems. If you are unsure, then consult a medical professional for advice.
How should Dermal Psoriderm Emulsion 40% W/V Bath Additive be used?
To use this bath additive, add 30ml to a bath of water. Soak in it for 5 minutes then gently pat the skin dry with a towel. Use it when it is needed.
Are there any side effects?
There are potential side effects, including skin irritation, acne-like symptoms, and sensitivity to sunlight. If you do notice a side effect, stop using and speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. If you notice a side effect, you can record it using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.
Why do I need to answer questions to buy this product?
You do not need a prescription for Psoriderm Bath Additive, however, you will be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire by your Chemist 4 U pharmacist before we can take your order. This includes some simple questions that all pharmacies legally are required to ask before supplying this kind of product. This helps our pharmacy team to be sure that Psoriderm is the best choice for you.
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.
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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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