What is Betnovate Scalp Application?
Betnovate Scalp Application is used in the treatment of scalp psoriasis, scalp seborrheic dermatitis and inflammation caused by severe dandruff. It contains the active ingredient betamethasone valerate, a topical corticosteroid that reduces inflammation to alleviate itching, redness and swelling. Betamethasone valerate 0.1% is classed as a potent topical corticosteroid.
These conditions are not only painful and unpleasant, but in severe cases they can even lead to temporary hair loss.
This medicine is suitable for use in children over 1 year of age, but should not be used for courses of more than 5 days. It is also suitable for use by adults and the elderly.
How does Betnovate Scalp Application work?
Scalp conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis are caused by inflammation. When the immune system produces substances that cause the widening of blood vessels, this results in itchy, red and painful skin. In the case of scalp conditions, this also causes scaling and a flaky scalp.
Betnovate Scalp Application works inside the skin cells to reduce the release of inflammatory substances, reducing itching, redness and scaling and providing relief from symptoms.
Betnovate Scalp Application is a solution which is thinner and easier to apply to the scalp than Betnovate Cream or Betnovate Ointment.
This medicine contains betamethasone valerate 0.1%, which is classed as a potent corticosteroid. Your doctor will usually prescribe this type of corticosteroid if weaker steroid creams or ointments have failed to treat your scalp condition.
How to use Betnovate Scalp Application
- Betnovate Scalp Application should be used twice a day, in the morning and evening
- Apply the solution thinly to the affected areas of the scalp using the nozzle
- You can rub it in but don't wash it off, leave it to dry naturally
- If you need to wash your hair, wash and dry it before applying Betnovate Scalp Application
- Wash your hands after applying
- Avoid getting the application onto your face or in your eyes. If this occurs, rinse with cold water
- When your condition improves, use the solution less frequently, as directed by your doctor
What dosages are available for Betnovate Scalp Application?
There is only one dosage available for Betnovate Scalp Application. The solution contains the active ingredient betamethasone valerate BP 0.122% w/w, a corticosteroid. Betnovate Scalp Application comes in 100ml bottles for easy application.
What are the side effects of Betnovate Scalp Application?
Most people who use Betnovate Scalp Application will not experience any side effects. However, different medicines can affect people in different ways. If you are concerned about any side effects, you should contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Side effects that have been commonly reported include; skin thinning; irritation of the skin such as burning and itching; allergic reaction; fine blood vessels becoming visible under the skin (telangiectasia).
If you experience an allergic reaction or side effects persist, stop using the medicine and contact your doctor or pharmacist.
What are the precautions/interactions of Betnovate Scalp Application?
Betnovate Scalp Application is not known to interact with any other medicines, but you should tell your doctor or pharmacist about any other medicines you are using, including over-the-counter medicines, supplements and herbal remedies.
This medicine should be used with caution in children and for the treatment of psoriasis. Used over long periods of time, it can make psoriasis worse or lead to the development of pustular psoriasis.
Do not use this medicine if you have any of the following:
- A viral condition, such as chickenpox or shingles
- A fungal infection, such as ringworm
- A bacterial infection of the skin, such as impetigo
Betnovate Scalp Application is flammable. Do not use while smoking or near naked flames.
You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
If you experience an allergic reaction, contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately. If the allergic reaction is severe, seek urgent medical attention.
Pregnant women or breastfeeding mothers should not use this medicine, as it may be harmful to unborn babies or infants. You should consult your doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Your doctor may prescribe it if essential, but it should not be used for a prolonged period of time.
How to buy Betnovate Scalp Application online
Betnovate Scalp Application is available to buy online from HealthExpress, removing the hassle of obtaining the treatment in-person. To do so, complete a short questionnaire to ensure Betnovate is safe and effective for you to use. Once completed and processed, it will be sent out for free next-day delivery. If this is after our cut-off time of 4:30pm Monday to Friday, this will be the day after, or on Tuesday if it's over the weekend.