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Gel for Scalp P in England
Hi Ed. This is
in response to Richard S with the scalp P in the UK [P-Problems
for New Teacher]. I've only just started suffering from P (I'm 29 with
about 8 months with it on my scalp, arms and small spots on my legs).
I was on
Dovobet but have switched to Dovonex for the arms, etc.
Maybe you could
pass this info along... –Mark
Response: I’m happy to pass
this a long, Mark. The Latin
name for Synalar Gel’s active ingredient is fluocinolone acetonide.
I’m not sure they’re the same, but in the U.S. we have a
topical called “fluocinonide,” which has a nearly identical
“fluocin-onide” be a contraction of fluocin-[olone acet]-onide?
Nah, that would be too simple.)
Our fluocinonide has long been prescribed as a topical steroid solution for scalp P. I used it for years and found it relatively effective. I would think a gel version would be even MORE effective. As a clear solution, fluocinonide sports an alcohol base, which means it evaporates rapidly. A gel version, I would think, would keep the scalp moist and supple longer while the steroid penetrated. (Not to mention the hair styling possibilities if you treated the gel like a pomade!) -Ed