oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - Therapeutic shampoos and lotions : OTC products

Volume 8, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1608-9634
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1068



Unsightly hair and scalp conditions may cause adult patients great concern, as will premature thinning of the hair and unusual hair loss. Young children may sporadically suffer from infestation of head lice and require prompt and effective treatment while babies may develop cradle cap in the first few weeks of life.

It is important for the pharmacist and the pharmacist's assistant to have a good knowledge of the products that are available to treat minor hair and scalp conditions and to be able to advise their customers on how these products should be used.

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