What is Head & Shoulders Shampoo Anti-Dandruff Clinically Proven Solutions?
This Head & Shoulders shampoo is a treatment that is an effective form of treatment for stubborn, difficult to remove dandruff. The active ingredient in this shampoo is selenium sulphide, an antifungal agent that helps to treat the fungi that can cause dandruff, Malassezia. It provides up to 7 days of protection.
What causes dandruff?
Dandruff occurs as a result of skin production that causes skin cells to grow too quickly, which leaves an excess of skin that ends up in the scalp and the hair. There are a number of different conditions that can cause dandruff, including:
- Seborrhoeic dermatitis – A yeast infection in the scalp. In babies, this is known as cradle cap
- Tinea capitis – A fungal infection in the scalp
- Allergic dermatitis
Poor hygiene is not a cause of dandruff as some may believe. It can make the condition worse though, as can stress and cold weather.
Who is this Head & Shoulders shampoo suitable for?
This shampoo is suitable to be used by anyone who is suffering from persistent dandruff, though for children you should speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist for advice before using. It should not be used by anyone who is allergic to the ingredients that are in the shampoo. If you are using any other form of medication, then you should seek professional advice before using this shampoo.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use this shampoo?
There is no evidence of any problems using this shampoo when pregnant or breastfeeding. Though if you are unsure, speak to a medical professional for advice.
How should Head & Shoulders Shampoo Anti-Dandruff Clinically Proven Solutions be used?
Despite being a strong shampoo that fights dandruff, it can be used every day if needed. To use, rinse the hair through and apply as much shampoo as needed to cover the scalp. Massage it into the scalp and leave it for a few minutes. Then rinse the hair thoroughly.
Are there any side effects?
A side effect is unlikely to occur, but it can happen. The most likely cause of a side effect is an allergic reaction, which could cause a skin reaction. If you notice a side effect, stop using this shampoo and speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. 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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