Betnovate Scalp Application
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Fastest delivery available: 12/12/2023
Betnovate Scalp Application is a prescription medicine that contains betamethasone valerate 0.1%. Betamethasone is a corticosteroid that is applied topically to relieve skin inflammation and itching associated with severe forms of inflammatory skin conditions such as Eczema, Psoriasis and Dermatitis.
- Steroid medication to reduce inflammation
- Treats eczema and psoriasis on scalp
- Genuine medication
- Sourced in the UK
Buy Betnovate Scalp Application Online
Betnovate Scalp Application can be ordered from our UK registered online prescribing service. Simply complete an online medical questionnaire as part of your order. This helps our prescribers make sure it is safe and suitable to prescribe for you.
If approved by our medical team, our pharmacy team will receive a prescription. This will be dispensed and dispatched to your delivery address. Only people currently prescribed this by their GP can request this medicine.
What is Betnovate Scalp Application?
Betnovate is a brand of medicine that contains the active ingredient betamethasone valerate. This is a steroid medication which is used in the treatment of eczema and other inflammatory skin conditions like psoriasis. Cream and ointment forms are available and it is a prescription-only medicine.
Betnovate is stronger than some other eczema treatments. It is usually prescribed if weaker creams have not worked. It is a topical steroid known as a corticosteroid.
What is Betnovate used for?
Betnovate reduces the swelling and irritation associated with skin conditions such as:
- Atopic eczema
- Allergic contact dermatitis
- Irritant contact dermatitis
- Seborrheic dermatitis
- Thick skin rash due to excessive scratching to relieve itching
- An eruption of hard nodules on the skin with intense itching
- Discoid lupus erythematosus
- Erythroderma characterized by intense and widespread reddening of the skin
- Severe reactions to insect stings and bites
Betamethasone should be used in alongside your usual moisturiser in order to effectively manage you skin condition.
Please note that topical corticosteroids are not a panacea for eczema and psoriasis, in that it will only help to manage flare-ups and exacerbations.
How does Betnovate Scalp work?
Betamethasone (0.1%), a topical corticosteroid, is the active ingredient in Betnovate Scalp Application. Betnovate is applied directly to the scalp to provide relief. Allergic reaction or over-sensitivity of the skin is the usual cause of skin inflammation. Betnovate works by acting inside the skin cells to reduce the release of chemicals that cause inflammation. This results in the reduction of the swelling, itching, and redness, which help prevent scratching that can further irritate the skin.
How should Betnovate Scalp be applied?
Follow strictly the instructions of the doctor who prescribed Betnovate Scalp Application for your medical condition. Also, read and follow the patient information leaflet that comes with your order of the medication.
Betnovate Scalp Application, should be applied in a few drops to the affected areas of the scalp once daily. Gently masssage the lotion into the treated area until it disappears. Betnovate should be used less frequently as soon as the condition begins to improve, or as directed by your doctor in order to reduce the likelihood of side effects.
Avoid getting Betnovate Scalp in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If accidental application occurs, immediately rinse with cold water.
Thoroughly wash your hands before you start after you applied the medication, unless your hands are being treated.
Do not use airtight dressings to cover the area being treated, unless your doctor instructed you to do so. Airtight dressings or bandages will increase the body to absorb more of the medicine, increasing the possibility of side effects. If you are going to use Betnovate Scalp Application under dressings as instructed by your doctor, cleanse the skin before the application of Betnovate before applying the medicine under a fresh dressing. Nappies and waterproof pants can act as airtight dressing and increase the body’s absorption of the medicine.
Betnovcate Scalp Application is flammable. Do not apply it near naked flames or lit objects. Do not smoke while applying the lotion.
Discontinue the use of the medicine if your skin condition does not improve after two weeks of treatment. Consult your doctor immediately.
Do not use Betnovate Scalp Application longer than what is recommended by your doctor.
If the area of the skin being treated with Betnovate Scalp Application becomes infected, stop the treatment and see your doctor.
Do not use Betnovate if you are allergic to its ingredients. Do not use Betnovate as a moisturiser.
Betnovate Scalp Alternatives
Elocon Scalp Lotion is another prescription-only medicine that contains the potent steroid mometasone furoate 0.1%. Many people with scalp conditions try various products to see which treatment is best at improving their symptoms. People who have used Betnovate Scalp Application but have not seen an improvement may find benefit from using Elocon Scalp Lotion.
Betacap Scalp Solution is the generic version of Betnovate Scalp Application containing the same active ingredient - betamethasone valerate.
Betnovate Scalp Application Side Effects
Betnovate is unlikely to have side effects if you use it as directed by your doctor. Side effects are more likely to happen if you use it on large areas of skin or you use it for long periods of time. Applying too much, or applying it to sensitive areas of the skin like the face, also increases the chances of side effects.
The most common side effect is a feeling of pain, itching, irritation, or burning in the affected area.
If your skin worsens or changes (e.g lighter or darker, hair loss) when using Betnovate, stop using it immediately and speak to your doctor. See section 4 of the patient information leaflet for further information on serious side effects.
Patient Information Leaflet
Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.
Can you buy Betnovate over the counter?
Does Betnovate scalp application cause or help hair loss?
Betnovate scalp application is a topical corticosteroid. It’s mostly used for seborrhoeic dermatitis or psoriasis affecting the scalp. One of the side effects can be excessive hair growth, or hypertrichosis. It’s important not to smoke or use hair dryers after using it, as Betnovate scalp application is highly flammable.
How long does Betnovate scalp application take to work?
This medication is for short-term use only. You shouldn’t need to use it for more than 2-3 weeks. If the symptoms are still present after this time, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Where to buy Betnovate scalp application
This treatment can not be bought over the counter following a consultation with a pharmacist. To make things easier, you can order direct from Cloud Pharmacy following an online consultation and receive your order swiftly and discreetly.
Will Betnovate scalp application help with dandruff?
Betnovate scalp application is not intended as a treatment for dandruff. If you suffer from dandruff or dry scalp. Betnovate is a strong steroid-based treatment that is primarily for the relief of redness and itching in sufferers of acute eczema and dermatitis.
Are Betnovate and Dermovate the same thing?
Betnovate and Dermovate are both topical steroids used for a number of different skin conditions. The main difference between the two is potency. Dermovate is five times more potent than Betnovate and so special care must be taken when using this medication.
Can you use Betnovate scalp application when pregnant or breastfeeding?
It is not recommended to use this medication while pregnant or breastfeeding. Betnovate lotion is potent and is absorbed through the skin into your body. This can be harmful to the development of the baby and so is only recommended to those who have been told to use it by a medical professional.
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