For those suffering from skin and scalp conditions such as psoriasis, topical lotions and ointments can be a help in alleviating symptoms such as itching and flaking of the skin. One of the prescription options for psoriasis, eczema and other skin and scalp conditions, is Elocon. The best way to ensure that the treatment works best is to apply the lotion in the correct manner. Following simple steps can help ease itching and produce beneficial results when performed properly.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Gentle shampoo
- Hand soap
- Hand mirror
Wash your hair using a gentle shampoo. Make sure to wash hair thoroughly to remove all oil and hair products. Make sure to scrub using a gentle, circular motion to ensure that the scalp is clean and thus suitable for applying the Elocon.
Towel dry your hair gently. Comb or brush out wet hair using a wide-tooth comb or natural bristle brush to prevent scalp irritation or hair follicle damage. Allow hair to air dry naturally and avoid using a hair dryer as this will irritate the scalp.
Wash your hands again to make sure that they are clean. Use a cleansing soap and rinse well. Dry hands thoroughly. Open the Elocon and place the instructed amount into the palm of your hand. Rub your hands together to distribute the lotion between both hands.
Take your hands and apply the lotion to your scalp. Make sure that the lotion reaches the scalp and penetrates through the hair closest to the scalp. The lotion works by making contact with your skin. Use a gentle circular motion to distribute the lotion and open the hair follicles to aid in allowing the lotion to seep into the scalp.
Wash your hands again, after applying the lotion to remove all traces of the product from your hands. Do not touch anything, especially your eyes or mouth, until you have washed your hands.
Repeat the process of applying Elocon according to the instructions provided to you by your physician. Try to avoid missing doses as missing doses will slow the healing process.
Tips and warnings
- As with all prescription medication, always read the manufacturers information pamphlet included with the medication or speak to your physician or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns.
- Never use another persons prescription and never lend your own medication to others.
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