What is Sebco?
Sebco is a Coal Tar topical treatment for acute scalp psoriasis. It belongs to the group of treatments known as Antipruritic and keratolytic.
How does it work?
Tar used for medicinal purposes is derived from both coal and wood (e.g., juniper, pine). However, coal tar is the type used most commonly to treat psoriasis. It became available from the technology of coal gas production developed in the latter part of the 19th century.
Coal tar is mildly antiseptic and relieves itching. It also acts as a keratolytic, which works to break down a protein which forms part of the skin structure called keratin. Skin thickening occurs due to the deposition of keratin. Coal tar helps to reduce the excessive hardening, thickening and scaling of the skin
Who can get it?
Sebco is available over the counter from your local pharmacy for adults and children over the age of 6.