Coal Tar + Precipitated Sulphur + Salicylic Acid
Precipitated Sulpher is converted to hydrogen sulfide (H2S) through reduction, partly by bacteria. H2S kills bacteria (possibly including Propionibacterium acnes which plays a role in acne) fungi, and parasites such as scabies mites.
Salicylic Acid has a potent keratolytic action and a slight antiseptic action when applied topically. It softens and destroys the stratum corneum by increasing endogenous hydration which causes the horny layer of the skin to swell, soften, and then desquamate. At high concentrations, salicylic acid has a caustic effect. It also possesses weak antifungal and antibacterial activity.
Children 6–12 years: To be used under medical supervision only.
Children under 6 years: Not recommended.
- Pierce the tube membrane by inverting the cap. This scalp applicator to the threaded portion of the tube.
- Part the hair and apply a thin ribbon of Coal Tar ointment to the affected areas of the scalp. Take care to avoid contact with the eyes. Gently rub in the ointment and leave in contact with scalp for approximately one hour. Wash the hands immediately afterwards.
- After One hour remove the ointment by showering or rinsing with warm water. If after the first week there is no improvement or after 4 weeks symptoms persist, consult your doctor. If you accidentally get some into your eyes wash it out immediately with plenty of cold tap water. If irritation of the eyes develops consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Discontinue use if irritation develops. If symptoms persist after four weeks, consult your doctor.