How to apply betnovate lotion to scalp

Posted Thu 13 Feb 2020 4.18pm by Oatcake

Hi,

Hope someone can help! I have to apply this lotion to my scalp but the instructions don’t tell me how to do it! Do I apply to wet or dry hair? Do I wash it out after so many minutes like coal tar shampoo or do I leave it in until I wash my hair again? Sorry for being stupid but the doctor didn’t tell me and I’m kicking myself for not asking the pharmacist but I assumed the instructions would tell me what to do.

Thanks!

Posted Thu 13 Feb 2020 4.26pm by Heather

I used to use dovonox part your hair in many places with comb then apply lotion. Leave on ?? Then wash hair. But I suggest dry hair. You can google as well

Good luck

Posted Thu 13 Feb 2020 6.07pm by OhNo_NotAgain? (edited Thu 13 Feb 2020 6.39pm by OhNo_NotAgain?)

Oatcake: the instructions are in the Patient leaflet that SHOULD be in the box with the betnovate.

You apply to DRY hair.

If you cannot find the leaflet, you can read it or download it here:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/934/pil

I stopped using treatments like that on my scalp as I live alone and could not easily apply it directly to my scalp, most of it ended up on my hair.

You can also read these:

http://mcs.open.ac.uk/nlg/old_projects/pills/corpus/PIL/data/Glaxo/Betnovate_Scalp_Application/Betnovate_Scalp_Application.html

https://www.netdoctor.co.uk/medicines/skin-hair/a6308/betnovate-cream-ointment-lotion-betamethasone/

Posted Fri 14 Feb 2020 8.28pm by Oatcake

Thanks folks. I’ve tried to use it twice, it’s impossible not to get it in your hair. I am really hoping it doesn’t cause me to lose any more hair! I guess I’ll persevere!

Posted Mon 29 Jun 2020 5.10pm by Steven

Iv tried everything the GPS given up with no effect but having read this forum everyone is using blueberry with great effect so going to try it tomorrow

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