Glaxo SmithKline® have announced that Polytar® liquid has now been discontinued. This has been an effective coal tar shampoo for many years and will leave a large number of patients and customers requiring an alternative treatment for their scalp conditions.

Sebco® (coconut oil compound ointment) is an effective product for the management of scaly scalp conditions such as dandruff, seborrhoiec dermatitis and psoriasis. Sebco® is applied to the scalp, left for an hour and then washed out with a mild shampoo. This allows greater contact time on the scalp than a shampoo would give, allowing the active ingredients a longer time to have an effect.

For prescribers, Derma UK can provide patient leaflets to assist with accurate application of Sebco® and these are available on request. There is further information available for both patients and prescribers on this website.

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