D-Hex is a hypoallergenic, mild shampoo containing 4% chlorhexidine in both free form and encapsulated in liposomes. Liposomes remain on the skin after rinsing with a resultant extended disinfecting effect. Chlorhexidine has disinfectant properties and is well tolerated by the skin. Chitosan is a natural biopolymer with moisture-retention properties. Chitosan forms a film on the skin and fur, which contributes to preserving natural moisture and shine. Piroctone olamine has inhibitory properties against bacteria and fungi .
D/Derma Prescription products can only be purchased through your veterinarian.
The D/Derma Prescription series is designed for the pre-cleansing treatment of the skin prior to veterinary treatment. Since the removal of different impurities requires different products, and since the removal of such impurities should not exacerbate the unhealthy condition of the skin, the D/Derma Prescription series consists of several products with individual properties.
The above-mentioned properties are all related to the active ingredients of the product, which are fully normal ingredients in a good shampoo, or to the skin-care ingredients such as derivatives of vegetable fat and moisturising ingredients. These ingredients help rehydrate the skin and make it soft and flexible. This will leave the skin clean and well-cared-for in the areas not directly affected by the unhealthy condition, and then the veterinarian can start his treatment of the affected areas.
The best cleansing treatment is therefore achieved when the proper D/Derma Prescription product is chosen for the individual situation. The main function of the product is to clean the skin and fur and to protect unaffected areas. It is a prerequisite for an effective treatment by the veterinarian that the right cleansing treatment is chosen. The veterinarian will use the relevant pharmaceutical drugs for the affected skin areas; the cleansing treatment is a supplement to the treatment of the skin infection only.
Therefore, the D/Derma Prescription product is not a veterinary medicinal product, but a means of cleaning the skin.