Betnovate Scalp Application

Betnovate Scalp Application is an effective treatment for dandruff. The ointment contains Betamethasone Valerate which is a very strong steroid. When applied to the scalp twice a day, Betnovate effectively treats dryness, flaking, itching, redness, inflammation, and relieves soreness and irritation.
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Betnovate Scalp Application

Betnovate Scalp Application is an effective treatment for dandruff. The ointment contains Betamethasone Valerate which is a very strong steroid. When applied to the scalp twice a day, Betnovate effectively treats dryness, flaking, itching, redness, inflammation, and relieves soreness and irritation.


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Betnovate Scalp Application is used to treat symptoms of redness, inflammation and itchiness of psoriasis and dermatitis that affect the scalp. This medication contains an active ingredient called betamethasone valerate, a group of medicines called corticosteroids that treat inflammation, reduce swelling and irritation.

Betnovate Scalp Application is a specialised form of Betamethasone valerate for the scalp, as it is easier to apply on the head as compared to a Betnovate ointment or cream.

Betnovate Scalp Application contains an active ingredient called betamethasone valerate, a corticosteroid, which aids in reducing swelling and inflammation.
The symptoms of psoriasis and dermatitis include swelling of the skin, caused by a reaction produced by the immune system. This immune reaction produces substances that cause blood vessels to widen, resulting in the irritated area becoming red, swollen, itchy and painful.

Betamethasone valerate 0.1%, a corticosteroid, helps these symptoms effectively. This potent medication is used to treat scalp psoriasis and eczema conditions that are unresponsive to weaker steroid treatments.

Betnovate Scalp Application is supposed to be applied to the scalp two times a day — once in the morning and after an adequate gap, in the evening. The dose is to be tapered down after your skin condition improves. This medication is to be used for two or four weeks. Your doctor might prescribe you a repeat dose in case of a flare-up.
But if there's no improvement in your condition after two to four weeks, talk to your doctor. It is not advisable to continue this medicine indefinitely.

Wash your hands thoroughly before using this medication. You need to apply Betnovate Scalp Application directly to the affected scalp using the nozzle. Rub the liquid onto the scalp and let it air dry. Wash your hands thoroughly again after you're done with the application.

Here are a few things you should keep in mind while you're using this medication:

  • Be careful in using a towel to hasten the process of drying your hair.
  • Since one of the ingredients of Betnovate Scalp Application is flammable alcohol, it is not advisable to apply it near naked flames like gas, electric fires or lit cigarettes and sources of heat like hairdryers.
  • Avoid washing your hair immediately after applying this medicine.
  • Also, be careful and make sure the medication doesn't run into your face or your eyes.
  • This medicine shouldn't be used on broken skin.
  • It is advisable to avoid using moisturisers on the same skin area when you are using this medicine. A gap of at least 30 minutes is advisable. Moisturisers are likely to dilute the corticosteroid and might make it less effective.
  • This medication is to be used for the scalp only and shouldn't be used on any other part of the face or body.

Most people can use Betnovate Scalp Application, but medicines react differently on different people. Betnovate Scalp Application should be used with caution if you:

  • If you have had an allergic reaction to another steroid
  • If you are using this ointment with an airtight dressing, which might make it difficult for the liquid to pass through and get absorbed by the skin.
  • If you are applying the medication on a large surface area
  • If you are applying this medication on thin skin
  • If you are applying this medication to children. Children have thinner skin which means their skin absorbs more of this medication.

If any of the above categories apply to you, make sure you inform your doctor about these conditions if you are prescribed Betnovate Scalp Application.

Betnovate Scalp Application is a safe medication for everyone to use, but as with all medicines, it is not recommended for you if:

  • If you are allergic to the active ingredient betamethasone valerate or you are allergic to other ingredients of Betnovate.
  • If you have a pre-existing skin infection on your scalp.
  • If you are planning to use it on an infant who is less than a year old.
  • This medication shouldn't be used on pregnant women or mothers who are breastfeeding unless the doctor considers it essential. If it is prescribed to you by the doctor, it should not be used for prolonged periods.

Betnovate Scalp Application is not known to affect other medications. Still, it is extremely important to inform your doctor about all the medications you are taking, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter pills, supplements and herbal medicines, before you are prescribed this drug.

If you are using any other topical ointment to soothe your psoriasis or dermatitis, it is best to keep a half-hour gap between each ointment.

Betnovate Scalp Application is a safe topical ointment that almost all adults can use. But all drugs may cause side effects. However, not everyone might experience these side effects, or a few people may only experience minor side effects. You should call your doctor immediately if you experience any of these side effects or any other side effects not listed here that don't go away.

Side effects caused by Betnovate Scalp Application are:

  • Skin irritation at the site of application
  • An allergic inflammation of the skin
  • Thinning of the skin
  • Changes in skin pigmentation

A rare side effects of this medication include excessive hair growth, stretch marks at the site of application, and another very rare side effect is weight gain, increase in blood pressure or rounding of the face. These are very rare side effects that are observed in very few people.

You should store Betnovate Scalp Application with the container closed tightly when not in use. Since it is flammable, keep it away from fire, flame or heat. Store it in a cool dark place, away from the sunlight.

You can safely buy Betnovate Scalp Application online at MedsNow and have the medication conveniently delivered to your doorstep. Since this is a prescription only medicine, you will need a doctor’s prescription or a consultation with a pharmacist.

Can I use Betnovate Scalp Application while pregnant or breastfeeding?
This medication shouldn't be used on pregnant women or mothers who are breastfeeding unless the doctor considers it essential.
If prescribed to you by the doctor, it should not be used for prolonged periods.

Can I buy Betnovate Scalp Application over the counter?
Since this medication contains a corticosteroid, it is only available with a prescription from the doctor.

How long does Betnovate Scalp Application take to work?
This medication will start showing results few days. You shouldn't need to use it for more than 2-4 weeks. If your symptoms haven't improved, consult your doctor.

Does Betnovate help hair growth?
Though this medication is not designed to help with hair growth, since it treats conditions of your scalp, it can help with helping hair grow back.

How often should Betnovate be applied?
Generally, Betnovate Scalp Application is supposed to be applied to the scalp twice a day — once in the morning and after an adequate gap in the evening. The dose is to be tapered down after your skin condition improves. This medication is to be used for two or four weeks.

 

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