Polytar Shampoo

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Side Effects

Q & A

Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease. It speeds up the life cycle of cells. And it builds up rapidly on the surface of the skin. These extra skin cells form red scaling patches, usually affecting the elbows, knees, and scalp. These patches are itchy and painful. Psoriasis is not contagious. There is no cure for psoriasis, but it can be controlled with medication. The main purpose of the treatment is to stop the skin cells from growing so fast.

Polytar Shampoo is a medicine used to treat psoriasis in the scalp. It contains coal tar which helps in alleviating itching. Polytar shampoo also has a mild antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effects. It stops cell multiplication and reduces scaling.

Download Polytar Shampoo patient information leaflet

  • Always read the patient leaflet for more detailed information
  • Two applications, twice a week for 4 weeks, or as directed by your doctor
  • Use the shampoo on wet hair like any other shampoo
  • Massage the scalp using your fingertips
  • Leave it for a minute or two
  • Rinse thoroughly with water
  • Repeat points 3-6

  • Skin irritation
  • Stains on the skin or hair
  • Hair follicle problem (due to long-term use)

Uncommon/Rare Side Effects – If you observe any of the following side effects, see a doctor

  • Rashes
  • Dizziness
  • Serious allergic reaction
  • Eye irritation
  • Swelling of the face or throat
  • Burning sensation on the skin
  • Temporary change in hair colour

These details are provided only as a guide. Please read patient information leaflet for more details.

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Who gets psoriasis?

This condition can affect men, women and children alike at any point in their lives; the average age to develop it would be between 10 and 30. Approximately 3% of the UK population will have a form of psoriasis at any one time.

Is there a cure?

No, there is no definitive cure that currently exists. In recent years, there have been many great advancements towards understanding why psoriasis occurs, so any optimism placed in finding a cure may prove justified in coming years.

Will my psoriasis go away?

In some cases, the condition may clear and lay dormant for years, but for others, it is a chronic long-term condition. Most people can speak with their doctor and work out a flexible regime which will keep the disease at bay.

What’s the best environment for psoriasis?

Dry and cold weather conditions seem to make psoriasis worse in a lot of patients; vice versa, exposure to sunlight and ultraviolet light can prove beneficial. Anything that brings damage to the skin, such as a scratch or a burn, can worsen the condition. Certain medications can also have the same effect.

To complete your purchase, take our questionnaire. Once completed, a registered doctor will review your answers and issue a prescription, if suitable. This prescription will be sent to our practising pharmacy who will dispense your treatment. Orders are shipped by secure next-day courier.

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