A combination of salicylic acid and coal tar to help remove crusts and scale from the skin, and relieve inflammation
Route of administration:
Apply to crusty or scaly skin and leave in place for one hour only. Wash off. Use daily. Maximum results may require 2-3 weeks of treatment.
Spot Check Clinic’s scaly and crusty skin ointment is made to our specifications to help improve dry and scaly skin conditions.
The ointment is used to:
Solar keratoses, also known as “sun spots”, are a form of pre-cancerous sun damage which usually appear as rough pink patches on sun-exposed areas. Sometimes they are raised with a thick crusted surface which needs to be removed before they can be treated.
A seborrheic keratosis is a crusty or waxy thickening of the top layer of skin. The salicylic acid in our scaly and crusty skin ointment can help to dissolve these crusts. This can be a useful treatment if there are too many seborrheic keratoses to treat by other means such as freezing.
Seborrhoeic dermatitis is a rash which commonly affects the scalp and causes itch, irritation and flaky skin (dandruff). The salicylic acid in the ointment can help to clear the scale from the skin, while the coal tar and sulfur treat the inflammation of the skin relieving itchiness.
We often recommend a course of scaly and crusty skin ointment before treating conditions of the underlying skin, for example before a course of prescription cream for treating a large area of solar keratoses.
Maximum results are achieved after about 2 weeks of daily treatment.
If you are using the ointment to treat mild seborrhoeic dermatitis/dandruff, you may only need to use it once per week.
Scaly and crusty skin ointment may cause side effects in some people. These include
If any of these side effects cause significant discomfort, you should stop using the ointment.
Do not use the scaly and crusty skin ointment in the following situations:
Scaly and crusty skin ointment should not be used on children under 12 years old.
Keep scaly and crusty skin ointment away from your eyes. If any gets in the eyes, immediately wash out with a large amount of cold running water.
The coal tar in scaly and crusty skin ointment can cause staining of clothing, sheets and jewellery.
Store below 25 degrees in a dry, dark place.