Nerisone is a topical psoriasis medication available in the form of an ointment, cream and oily cream. Developed and marketed by Bayer pharmaceutical company, Nerisone is highly adept at reducing the intensity of inflammatory processes and alleviating the related irritable symptoms. As a corticosteroid treatment, this psoriasis medication can be legally bought in the UK only with a valid prescription issued by a certified medical professional. By inhibiting the inflammatory processes in the affected area, Nerisone will successfully soothe inflammation and allow the skin to recover and regenerate properly.
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When should I use Nerisone?
Nerisone should be used if you have a localised psoriasis flare up that cannot be traced to identifiable causes such as underlying medical conditions or medication side effects, as well as if avoidance strategies fail to deliver the desired results.
But, first things first.
Getting a prescription
Nerisone is a prescription-only medication, so only your doctor can recommend its use and issue a prescription necessary for buying Nerisone in the UK. Before doing so, the doctor will try to exclude some other factors that can bring on psoriasis flare ups. For starters, it will be necessary to make sure that you don’t have any underlying medical condition that might cause the skin condition. If that is not the case, your medical history and profile will be thoroughly reviewed so that the doctor can check if you might be currently taking or have been recently taking some of the medications that are known to cause psoriasis as a side effect.
If both of these cases have been excluded, then the doctor might consider prescription medications, but not before testing out the primary method of managing psoriasis – avoidance strategies.
Avoiding psoriasis triggers
Medical experts who have conducted research in psoriasis have managed to single out certain triggers which are now known to cause psoriasis onset and flare ups. Tobacco and alcohol consumption are high on this list, followed by stress, disrupted sleep schedule and irritants in the cosmetic products such as showering gels or shampoos. So, the doctor is likely to recommend avoiding these triggers and making certain lifestyle changes. If there is still no improvement after that, then topical corticosteroids such as Nerisone will be prescribed in order to manage the condition and prevent it from progressing further.
How does Nerisone help with psoriasis?
While the root cause of psoriasis is still not known, the scientific community agrees that autoimmune response is what causes the characteristic symptoms of this skin condition. As the immune system detects an infection that is not really present, it will begin releasing inflammatory chemicals to the area where the “infection” was detected. In the absence of real threat, the inflammatory chemicals will begin attacking healthy skin, causing redness, itching and irritation.
If this condition is left untreated, the continuous attacks on the skin will disrupt the rates of generation of new skin cells and shedding of the old ones, speeding up the former and slowing down the latter. This will, in turn, lead to characteristic flaking and scaly appearance of the skin.
Nerisone will stop this process thanks to its active ingredient, corticosteroid called diflucortolone. Once introduced into the system, it will act locally, inhibiting the activity of the inflammatory chemicals in the affected area. As a result, this will soothe inflammation and halt the further deterioration of the condition, allowing the skin to heal and regrow properly.
Can I buy Nerisone online in the UK?
Nerisone is a prescription medication and as such, it can be obtained only with a valid medical prescription issued by a certified medical professional. However, this is no obstacle if you are looking to buy Nerisone online in the UK. In fact, thanks to a number of online clinics operating in the country, this is very simple to accomplish.
In most cases, you will be asked to fill in a detailed medical questionnaire that the doctor employed at the online clinic of your choice will use in order to determine whether you are suitable for using this treatment. If everything checks out, the prescription will be issued and used that same moment to have Nerisone delivered from the partner pharmacy, to the address you provided. Alternatively, the doctor might recommend some other option, perhaps a medication that can be obtained in lesser concentration, such as Synalar.
How to use Nerisone properly?
In order to make the most out of your Nerisone treatment, you should always adhere to the doctor’s instructions and the official guide. By doing so you will not only ensure the optimal results, but will also minimise the risk of experiencing side effects. Detailed step-by-step guide on how to use Nerisone can be found in the official patient information leaflet that is issued within every pack of the medicine.
- Always use exactly as instructed
- Wash your hands before and after use
- Apply a thin layer of Nerisone to the affected area two times per day
- Nerisone is not intended to be used longer than two weeks
- If psoriasis affects your face, Nerisone should not be used more than five days
- Never exceed the prescribed dose
- If you miss a dose, simply skip it and continue with your treatment as usual
Please note that this is just a short summary highlighting the main points of the more comprehensive guide that you can find in the official patient information leaflet issued within every pack of Nerisone. It is highly advisable to thoroughly get familiar with the information presented there prior to commencing treatment.
What are Nerisone side effects?
Just like other prescription medications, Nerisone also comes with certain risks of side effects. Getting familiar with them is very important because it will allow you to act accordingly if the need arises.
The side effect you should be most aware of is the possibility of an allergic reaction. Marked by symptoms such as swelling of the face, lips, throat or tongue and hives, an allergic reaction to Nerisone will require you to halt treatment and seek immediate medical advice.
Other documented side effects include:
- Irritation at the site of application
- Dermatitis (especially around the mouth)
- Stretch marks
- Thinning of the skin
- Prominence of small blood vessels
- Roundness of the face
- Muscle atrophy
- Fluid retention
Please note that this is not a complete list of all documented Nerisone side effects. For a more comprehensive overview, please consult the patient information leaflet that you can find in your pack of Nerisone.