Blog Betnovate scalp solution used for dandruff and psoriasis

What is Betnovate scalp solution?

Betnovate scalp solution is a transparent, gelled solution comprising of betamethasone valerate and 50% isopropyl alcohol. It is highly effective against certain scalp-related problems like psoriasis and inflammation due to severe dandruff. The real name of the medicine is the Betnovate scalp application. It is prepared in compliance with the specifications for Betamethasone Valerate Scalp Application BP.

Betamethasone valerate is an anti-inflammatory, steroidal medicine. It is generally very effective against skin problems like eczema, dermatitis, rash, and allergies. It works to reduce swelling, redness, and irritation of the skin. Isopropyl alcohol is added to the solution for its antibacterial activity. The two, when combined in the solution, work best against psoriasis and severe dandruff.

Psoriasis is characterised by thick patches of red, inflamed skin which are often covered with silvery scales. The skin cells multiply up to 10 times faster than the normal and wide red patches began to form on the scalp, elbows, and lower back. In severe cases, the patches can form all over the body as well. The condition is linked with pain and swelling in the joints as well. On the other hand, severe dandruff is a sign of serious fungal infection. It causes white, oily flakes to cover your scalp which causes painful itching.

Steroids creams, moisturisers, anti-dandruff shampoos can help you with the conditions initially but proper treatment is a must, Betnovate scalp solution works the best for it!

How to use the solution?

The solution is topically applied to the infected area. A small quantity of the Betnovate scalp application should be applied on the scalp at night and in the morning until you notice a visible improvement. As the drug is flammable, the patient should avoid using a hairdryer or going near an open flame.

How does it work?

Betnovate scalp solution is an anti-inflammatory topical corticosteroid. It works via various mechanisms like;

  • Inhibits late phase allergic reactions
  • Decreases the density of mast cells
  • Reduces chemotaxis and cytokine production
  • Activates eosinophils
  • Halts the metabolism of arachidonic acid

All these responses are necessary to minimize inflammatory responses and restore the healthy production of cells.

Limitations of the solution

Betnovate scalp solution must not be used if you’ve got a skin infection on your scalp. Also, the drug isn’t recommended for children under 1 year. They are likely to develop local and systemic side effects of topical corticosteroids. The ointment must be used as per the doctor’s prescription. Children, lactating mothers, and pregnant women should take great care before using the solution. People with prior skin infections and any underlying health condition are at the highest risk of adverse drug reactions.

There are no potential side effects associated with the ointment. However, adverse reactions may appear in the case of overdosage. Therefore, we suggest you consult a dermatologist first and then use this scalp lotion.

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