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- What is Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo
- How Does Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo Work?
- How Long do I Use Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo Before I Notice A Difference?
- What are the side effects of Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo?
- When Shouldn't I Use Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo?
- What makes Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo Different from Capasal?
- How effective is Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo?
- Can I Buy Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo online?
- What dose should I choose?
- How Should I Use Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo?
What is Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo
Alphosyl is a 2 in 1 conditioning herbal shampoo used for the treatment of psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, itching scalp, and dandruff. It is also specifically formulated for usage on dry scalp. Alphosyl has a pleasant herbal fragrance and has active ingredients to treat various scalp issues. The active ingredients include coal tar's alcoholic extract, which has been proven to relieve itching. It also helps to break down keratin, which is a natural part of the skin's structure.
Using Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo regularly will help to relieve itching and restore the natural skin structure to its healthy condition by slowing down the process of cell production. Alphosyl provides immediate, instant relief after first use without causing burning or tingling. This shampoo is available for purchase without a doctor's note. Still, it is recommended to use Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo carefully for best results.
How Does Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo Work?
Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo works to reduce and provide relief to scalp conditions such as psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis by using 5% Alcohol Extract of Coal Tar as its main active ingredient.
When used topically, coal tar is proven to relieve symptoms such as dryness, redness, flaking, scaling, and itching. It is important to note that coal tar is not a cure for psoriasis. However, it provides temporary relief and could be a great routine addition to people suffering from long-term psoriasis or are prone to it.
How Long do I Use Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo Before I Notice A Difference?
Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo is not a cure for more severe scalp conditions such as psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis. However, it is formulated to relieve symptoms that come with these conditions, such as dryness and itching or general discomfort. If used in accordance with the proper instructions, you should feel immediate relief after the first use. Symptoms should generally disappear by the end of 4 weeks if you use it twice a week.
If you are suffering from more severe scalp conditions and are seeking a cure, it is recommended to use additional medication as recommended by your GP.
After using Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo for four weeks, you should be able to notice an improvement in the general conditions of your scalp, such as reduced itching and inflammations.
What are the side effects of Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo?
Like all medicines, Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo may cause adverse effects to some individuals. In typical cases, the coal tar in Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo may cause mild stinging, which is temporary and typically will not require medical attention. However, if you are experiencing allergic reactions such as hives (raised or itchy skin), face swelling, or difficulty breathing, stop using Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo immediately and speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms after using Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo, stop using it immediately and seek medical attention:
- More prominent hair loss
- Worsening eczema
- Hair texture turning abnormal
- Worsening itch/ dryness
- Sudden changes to hair colour
- Increased sensitivity to sunlight.
The symptoms listed above may be caused by the conditions which you are trying to treat. However, it is essential to ensure these symptoms improve over time and do not worse.
When Shouldn't I Use Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo?
Children under the age of 12 should not be using this medication. If you are pregnant, thinking of becoming pregnant, or are breastfeeding, please consult with your doctor or pharmacist before deciding to use Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo. Do not use Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo if you are allergic or hypersensitive of its ingredients. It is essential to check the ingredients list before you decide to buy Alphosyl 2 in 1 for the first time.
What makes Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo Different from Capasal?
Capasal is also a medicated shampoo with 1% coal tar to treat seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis. However, Capasal uses an added 0.5% salicylic acid to exfoliate the scalp gently and is sulphate and paraben-free. While Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo provides a higher concentration of coal tar, it is neither sulphate nor paraben-free.
How effective is Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo?
Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo contains alcoholic extract of coal tar, which is a by-product of coke and coal gas production. Coal tar is a significant ingredient used topically alone or in conjunction with other drugs, such as salicylic acid and sulphur. A few well-controlled studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of coal tar in relieving itching and scalp flaking typically associated with dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis. Coal tar is not just used on the scalp. Studies have shown that it is effective in managing other dermatologic disorders such as eczema, atopic dermatitis, chronic exudative and lichenoid dermatitis. Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo provides the scalp with these healing properties
Most users reported positive feedback after using Alphosyl 2 in 1 shampoo. However, if your scalp condition does not improve after regular use or seems to be worse, stop using the product and contact your GP immediately.
Can I Buy Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo online?
Yes, you can buy Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo online. If you are unsure about compatibility, sensitive to specific ingredients, or if you have unusual scalp injuries, you can either book an appointment with your GP or dermatologist to discuss. Otherwise, you may prefer to book an appointment with one of Click Pharmacy's own doctors who are available to offer advice and supply a prescription for the necessary dosage. Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo contains 5% Alcoholic Extract of Coal Tar and comes in a 250ml bottle.
There is a simple and quick questionnaire to complete so that our doctors can assess the suitable treatment for you after which you can check out quickly and easily. If you require a quick delivery, you can choose our Next Day Delivery Service at the check out stage of the process.
What dose should I choose?
Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo comes in one size, a 250ml bottle with 5% Alcoholic Extract of Coal Tar. You may consult your doctor to confirm if this is ideal for you, or you may consult our specialist at Click Pharmacy for further advice.
How Should I Use Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo?
Do not use Alphosyl every day. You are recommended to use Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo once or twice a week for up to 4 weeks. Twist the cap of Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo anti-clockwise to open the product. Wet your hair thoroughly. Use an appropriate amount of shampoo to lather your scalp, hair, and any nearby areas affected– a rough estimation guide would be 1 tsp for shorter hair, and 2 tsp for longer hair.
Lather the shampoo thoroughly and massage the scalp and adjacent areas using your fingertips. Ensure that you are spending enough time lathering and massaging well. Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo should be in contact with the skin of your scalp for approximately 3 to 5 minutes. After the scalp and hair are covered with suds, rinse your hair thoroughly multiple times to get rid of the product. If you feel like it is necessary, you may do a second wash with Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo right after.
If you are breastfeeding while using Alphosyl as a treatment, be sure to wash all traces of shampoo off.
If you missed using Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo, apply it the next day instead. Using this shampoo more than the recommended amount may result in skin irritation, and skin sensitivity to sunlight.
Before using Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo or any other new medications, be sure to refer to the ingredients list to see if you are hypersensitive to any contained substances.
What is Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo used for?
Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo is used for the treatment of dandruff in the scalp.
Do I need a prescription to purchase Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo?
No, you do not require a prescription to purchase Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo. However if you are unsure whether this product is right for you, you are welcome to book a free consultation with one of our medicine experts.
What is the active ingredient in Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo?
The active ingredient in Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo is coal tar. This ingredient is effective at providing relief from dry scalp conditions such as dandruff.
Can pregnant or breastfeeding women use Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo?
Although it is generally safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women to use Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo, it is advised to consult with a doctor before doing so. This is to ensure Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo does not cause any harm to both born and unborn babies.
Can I use other medicines while using Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo?
Although it is generally safe to combine medicines with Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo, it is advised to consult with a doctor before doing so. This is to ensure the products do not interfere with one another and cause unwanted side effects.
Can children use Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo?
Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo is suitable for use by adults and children over the age of 12 years old. However in some cases Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo may be prescribed to children under the age of 12 years old, where the prescriber feels it is necessary.
How should I use Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo?
Prior to using Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo you should ensure your hair is wet. You should massage a generous amount of Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo into your scalp and allow it to sit for at least 3 minutes. You should then wash off the shampoo with lukewarm water and continue with your usual haircare routine.
Who should not use Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo?
You should not use Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo if you are allergic to any of the active or inactive ingredients.
How should I store Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo?
You should store Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo in a cool dry place, out of reach from children, and at room temperature. This shampoo should not be exposed to extreme temperatures or direct sunlight.
How long is the shelf life of Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo?
The shelf life of Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo usually varies depending on your purchase. You should always follow the instructions as stated on the exterior of the packaging.
After using Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo you are unlikely to experience any side effects. This is because the shampoo is washed off and not absorbed into the bloodstream. If you experience any of the following:
- Swelling of skin
- Difficulty breathing
You may be experiencing an allergic reaction. In this case you should stop using Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo immediately and seek medical advice as soon as possible.
Authored by Jana Abelovska
Last reviewed 20 April 2021
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