Locoid Scalp Lotion is a medication that can be applied to your scalp for treating conditions that include eczema, psoriasis, and other forms of dermatitis that are responsive to topical corticosteroids. If you have widespread psoriasis that includes your face and flexures, discuss treatment with your doctor as you may be recommended to try a different product to avoid possible thinning of your skin as corticosteroids are easily absorbed.
When applied as directed, the active ingredient in Locoid Scalp Lotion called Hydrocortisone Butyrate is absorbed into your skin cells and networks with the nuclei of the DNA cells to make proteins. These proteins, called lipocortins, block the production of a chemical that is essential to your inflammatory response, so you’ll find relief from inflammation of your scalp. Locoid Scalp Lotion also lightens up the action of immune cells to calm down excessive inflammation and constricts capillaries to help reduce any pain and swelling that can occur with eczema and psoriasis.
Discuss your medical history with your doctor and include any current OTC or Rx drugs you take or use that may interfere with using Locoid Scalp Lotion. Ask about the safety of using Locoid Scalp Lotion if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Keep this product and other medicated lotions, shampoos, or rinses away from your regular skin or hair products to avoid any mix-ups.
Unless otherwise instructed by your doctor, do not apply Locoid Scalp Lotion and cover it up with a towel or cap as this will increase the absorption of Hydrocortisone Butyrate and possible serious side effects as it is considered a potent corticosteroid. If after 2 weeks of using Locoid Scalp Lotion you are not seeing any improvement in the scalp condition, revisit your doctor before continuing with treatment.