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Dermax is a treatment for scaly scalp conditions such as dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis. It is designed to lift and clear scale from the scalp.
The active ingredient is benzalkonium chloride which works by loosening scales from the scalp and lifting them from the hair. It also acts as a mild antiseptic to combat yeast which can make your scalp condition worse.
Dermax is a treatment for scaly scalp conditions. It is a suitable alternative for patients who dislike the smell of coal tar shampoo or where other antifungal shampoos have been ineffective.
Dermax is suitable for use in children, adults and the elderly, no age limits are specified as such. Care needs to be taken when applying to the scalp of very young children to prevent any contact with the eyes.
None of the ingredients in Dermax contain any nut derivative.
Dermax does not contain any fragrance.
Dermax can be used daily if necessary, reducing the frequency of use to once or twice a week as the condition improves. Thereafter, occasional use may be necessary.
None of the ingredients in Dermax should affect dyed hair.
Whilst the ingredients in Dermax do not affect hair dyes it would be preferable to avoid dying the hair because hair dyes contain chemicals which could irritate your scalp.
Dermax is specially formulated to include coconut oil to moisturise and soften your scalp and to condition the hair. This should reduce the need to use a separate conditioner which often contain fragrances and other ingredients that may irritate your scalp. However, if you decide to use a separate conditioner it would be best to apply it to the hair only and avoid it coming into contact with the scalp.
Dermax can be prescribed by your doctor or it can be purchased from behind the counter in pharmacies. We would recommend seeking advice from a Healthcare Professional to confirm whether Dermax is an appropriate treatment for you.
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