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The itchy, flaky plaques of eczema and psoriasis on your scalp is not only irritating, it can be embarrassing as you scratch and watch as a layer of dead skin comes to rest on your shoulders. Your arms and hands are in constant motion scratching the itch and brushing off the telltale flakes. You need to talk to your doctor about Clobex Shampoo in order to reduce the flakes and plaques and calm the itch before you break the skin and your scalp becomes infected. Clobex Shampoo contains a very high potency topical corticosteroid called Clobetasol Propionate that also treats seborrheic dermatitis.
Once Clobex Shampoo is applied to the affected areas of your scalp, it is believed that the active ingredient will go to work to suppress the production of inflammation causing proteins as well as activating enzymes called lipocortins in order to further curb the action of a key enzyme (arachidonic acid) involved with releasing a fatty acid that supports inflammation and is immunosupportive. This will serve to calm inflammation and allow your skin cell production to correct the cycle of old and new cells so the build-up of plaques slows down.
Your overall heath may not be affected by seborrheic dermatitis, scalp psoriasis, or scalp eczema, but you may be embarrassed as people notice your itching and the dry flakes on your clothing. This is a common skin condition that is manageable with Clobex Shampoo. Seborrheic dermatitis and scalp psoriasis or eczema are usually long-term conditions that can flare-up occasionally and that is when Clobex Shampoo comes into play.
Seborrhea is believed to be a result of an over-production of sebum; skin oil that lubricates your skin and hair and provides a protective barrier to keep moisture in. During puberty or other hormonal events, the increase of this oil can attract the attention of bacteria and a type of yeast or fungus that live naturally on your skin, causing redness, inflammation, and itchy patches of skin.
Before using Clobex Shampoo, ask your doctor if there are any risks if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast feeding. Tell your doctor about other medical conditions and allergies you have and list any current OTC or Rx medications you use or take, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements to determine if Clobex Shampoo is ideal for your situation.
Due to the strong potency of this corticosteroid, applying it to your skin over an extended period of time can increase the risk of side effects. Your doctor can recommend less potent products for between flare-ups.
You should only use Clobex Shampoo during flare-ups of seborrheic dermatitis or scalp eczema/psoriasis to avoid a thinning of the treated skin. Unless otherwise instructed, never cover your head after applying Clobex Shampoo as this can cause serious side effects. Not for use on children under 18 years of age. Do not store Clobex Shampoo with other shampoos, keep it out of reach of children.