Sebco Ointment
  • Sebco Ointment

Sebco Ointment

From £12.95

Medication features

  • Coconut Oil Compound
  • not suitable for children under 6
  • Can stain clothes and jewellery


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You can buy Sebco Ointment online from our registered UK online pharmacy. Please read the associated information about this medication to make sure it's safe for you. You can then place your order. After completing any associated assessment form, our pharmacists can then review your order and, if approved, dispatch to your chosen address. If for any reason your order is not approved, a full refund is issued.

About Sebco ointment

Sebco ointment is used to treat skin diseases which cause dry scaly skin on the scalp such as psoriasis, eczema, seborrhoeic dermatitis, and dandruff. The ointment contains coal tar, salicylic acid, and sulfur mixed in coconut oil. The mixture also has antiseptic properties.

Eczema is a chronic, relapsing, inflammatory skin condition which has symptoms of an itchy red rash, which is often found in skin creases such as the folds of the elbows or behind the knees. Eczema can also have a link to other conditions such as hayfever or asthma and is quite common in children and often involves the scalp and face. Dry skin conditions can be caused by many different factors, including certain temperatures, food sensitivities or stress. Individuals who tend to suffer from dry skin do so due to water loss from the skin and reduced resistance to irritant substances.


Sebco Ointment is a widely used and effective dry skin medicine however every patient can respond differently to medication. If you find Sebco Ointment is not effective for you, you may want to try Capasal Therapeutic Shampoo


Practical tips

  • Try your best to reduce scratching and avoid triggers that flare up your eczema (for example, certain foods or using certain products)
  • Try to use a moisturiser on your skin daily, and remember to moisturise after a bath/shower
  • It is best to use gloves if you are handling irritants for example detergents.
  • Try to avoid extreme temperatures and humidity.
  • You should ensure that you drink lots of water.
  • Try to use non-abrasive clothing fabrics for example cotton.
  • After having a shower or a bath you should pat dry your skin (do not rub your skin with a towel) and re-apply your moisturiser.
  • Try to avoid using body scrubs that are rough on your skin.
  • Try to avoid hot and long baths/showers.
  • Try to avoid alcohol-containing antibacterial gels.

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What to do if you use more Sebco than you should?

If you use more Sebco than you should or if you accidentally swallow some Sebco contact your nearest hospital casualty department or tell your doctor immediately.

What to do, if you forget to use to Sebco?

If it is within the day, apply when you remember. If it is the next day do not use a double application, just continue as before.


  • What to do If you use more Sebco than you should?

    If you use more Sebco than you should or if you accidentally swallow some Sebco contact your nearest hospital casualty department or tell your doctor immediately.

  • What to do, If you forget to use Sebco

    If it is within the day, apply when you remember. If it is the next day do not use a double application, just continue as before.

Side Effects

Side Effects of Sebco Ointment

As with any medication, there are risks of side effects when using Sebco Ointment. You should always read the patient information leaflet when taking a new medicine to make sure you're aware of the full list of side effects and cautions. If you have any unwanted side effects you should seek advice from your doctor, pharmacist or other healthcare professional.

The following side effects have been reported:

  • Irritation of the skin
  • Inflammation of the hair follicles causing soreness and small pus-filled spots around the base of the hairs
  • Rarely, a sensitivity rash to sunlight


Info Leaflet

Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at, or by contacting us.


Directions of use for Sebco Ointment

Sebco ointment should only be applied to your skin.

For adults and children over the age of 6 years old:

  • Part the hair and rub a thin amount of Sebco to the affected areas of the scalp. Sebco Ointment should be left in contact with the scalp for approximately.
  • Hands should be washed immediately after application.
  • After 60 minutes of shower/rinse the ointment off with warm water.
  • If there is no improvement after the first week or after 4 weeks if symptoms persist, consult your doctor.

For severe scaly scalp conditions, Sebco should be applied daily for 3-7 days until symptoms have been controlled.

For mild scaly scalp conditions, Sebco should be used intermittently as necessary e.g. once a week.



Warnings for Sebco Ointment 

Sebco Ointment should NOT be used if the user:

  • Is allergic/hypersensitive to coal tar, salicylic acid, sulfur or to any of the ingredients.
  • Has an acute infection on the skin. (Signs include swelling, pain, redness, pus)

Take special care with Sebco:

  • Avoid contact with the eyes and any areas of broken skin. (If you accidentally get some into your eyes wash it out immediately with plenty of cold tap water. If irritation of the eyes develops consult a healthcare professional.)
  • Coal tar can stain clothes and jewellery. Remove/protect these before using Sebco Ointment.



Ingredients in Sebco Ointment 

Active ingredients: coal tar 12% w/w, salicylic acid 2% w/w and sulfur for external use 4% w/w.

Other ingredients: coconut oil, white soft paraffin, cetostearyl alcohol, glycerol, liquid paraffin, polyoxyethylene glycerol monostearate, hard paraffin.


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