Beta Scalp Application (Betamethasone Valerate)
What is Beta Scalp Application (Betamethasone Valerate) used for?
Beta Scalp Application (Betamethasone Valerate) is a topical corticosteroid prescribed to treat a variety of scalp conditions. The medicine operates by blocking the release of chemicals in the body that cause irritation and inflammation to prevent these symptoms from occurring. This makes it useful for treating conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, or irritation caused by severe dandruff. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Beta Scalp Application (Betamethasone Valerate)?
Beta Scalp Application (Betamethasone Valerate) is normally applied to the scalp once daily, but your particular application frequency will be determined by the condition being treated and the severity of your symptoms. Thoroughly rinse your hair before applying the solution to remove any dirt or loose skin from the scalp. Apply a small amount of the medicine to the scalp and gently massage it into the skin. Allow the medicine to soak for several minutes before thoroughly rinsing it out of the hair. Try to prevent the medicine from contacting any mucous membranes such as the eyes or mouth to prevent potential health problems. Ask your physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Beta Scalp Application (Betamethasone Valerate)?
Side effects that may occur in some patients using Beta Scalp Application (Betamethasone Valerate) include:
Inform your physician if you experience any symptoms that are intense or worrying being cautious about any signs of an allergic reaction such as swelling, hives, or trouble breathing. These conditions may require reduced application frequency or other alterations to your regimen to prevent more problems from occurring.
Do not apply Beta Scalp Application (Betamethasone Valerate) to skin that is broken or severely damaged. Do not use the medication if the patient being treated is under one year old or if you have acne, bacterial skin infections, widespread plaque psoriasis, rosacea, inflammation surrounding the mouth, viral skin infections, or fungal skin infections. It is also important to inform your physician if the patient is a young child or if you have psoriasis as these conditions may require reduced dosages or other changes to your regimen to prevent further problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Beta Scalp Application (Betamethasone Valerate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.