Our frequently asked questions

We’ve put together some of our most frequently asked questions. Find the answers to your questions about Polytar Scalp Shampoo Coal Tar Solution 4%.

Why is my scalp so itchy?

You can find more information on what could be causing your scalp to itch here.

How to treat scalp psoriasis

You can find more information about how to treat scalp psoriasis here

How to treat eczema on scalp

You can find more information on how to treat eczema on scalp here

Is Polytar Scalp Shampoo suitable for children?

Use of Polytar is suitable for adults and children aged 12+. Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children and pets.

Where can I buy Polytar Scalp Shampoo?

Polytar Scalp Shampoo Coal Tar Solution 4% is available at many high street and online pharmacies and retailers. Discover where to buy Polytar Scalp Shampoo on our stockists page.

I suffer from eczema, can I use Polytar Scalp Shampoo?

Yes, Polytar Scalp Shampoo is effective in the treatment of eczema. Eczema on the scalp can be difficult to treat, Polytar Scalp Shampoo is a specially formulated shampoo that provides soothing relief to red, inflamed eczema patches. Polytar Scalp Shampoo is also used to treat psoriasis, dandruff, seborrhoeic dermatitis, itchiness and scaling. Do not use on infected open or damaged skin or pus-filled blisters.

What is the active ingredient in Polytar Scalp Shampoo?

Polytar Scalp Shampoo contains the active ingredient coal tar. It is a thick oil with anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-itch properties. It works to cleanse the scalp to help reduce scales and soothe itchiness.

Is Coal Tar safe to use?

Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients or have had a reaction to coal tar. Do not use on infected open or damaged skin or pus-filled blisters. Talk to your GP before using Polytar if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Can Polytar Scalp Shampoo help with dandruff?

Yes, Polytar Scalp Shampoo is an effective treatment for dandruff. Polytar provides relief from the flakes and itchiness caused by dandruff. Its active ingredient, coal tar, works to slow the rate of skin cell growth to help treat dandruff.

How often should I use Polytar Scalp Shampoo?

This medicine should be used once or twice weekly for the treatment of scalp disorders. If symptoms persist, please consult your GP.

Is Polytar Scalp Shampoo safe to use if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

Talk to your GP before using Polytar if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not use if you are in the first trimester of pregnancy.

Polytar Scalp Shampoo Coal Tar Solution 4%

Treat and care for your scalp with Polytar