What is Polytar Scalp Treatment Shampoo?
Polytar Scalp Treatment Shampoo is a shampoo that is intended to provide relief for the scalp that reduces flakiness, scales, itching, and inflammation of the skin. The active ingredient in this shampoo is coal tar solution. Coal tar has anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and anti-itch properties.
What are the causes of scalp problems?
Scalp irritation, itchiness and flakiness can be the result of several different conditions. These conditions include dandruff, eczema, and psoriasis. Symptoms that you may experience could be red, itchy or flaky skin. You may also have a rash and feel inflammation on the scalp. These conditions are often not able to be cured completely, only reduced with the right treatment.
Who is this shampoo suitable for?
This shampoo is suitable to be used by adults and children aged 12 and over. Do not use this shampoo if allergic to the ingredients contained in the shampoo. This shampoo should not be used on infected, open, or damaged skin or pus-filled blisters. If you are using any other form of medication, speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use this shampoo?
Anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding should speak to a medical professional for advice before using this shampoo.
How should Polytar Scalp Treatment Shampoo be used?
Use this shampoo 1-2 times a week for 4 weeks. Longer-term use should only be done so under the advice of a doctor. To use, wet the hair and then apply enough shampoo so that it covers the whole scalp. Massage the scalp using the fingertips. Rinse the scalp thoroughly afterwards and then repeat the process. Over the two periods, the shampoo should be on for around 5 minutes.
Are there any side effects?
There are several potential side effects when using this shampoo. These include:
- Eye irritation
- Unusual hair loss
- Change in hair colour
- Abnormal hair texture
- Skin irritation
If you notice any side effect, stop using and speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. You can also record a side effect 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.
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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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