Lincoln Itchy Switchy SOS “More Than Just a Shampoo”


Lincoln Itchy Switchy SOS “More Than Just a Shampoo”


Itchy Switchy S.O.S. ‘More than just a Shampoo’ is a thorough skin cleanser to help ‘save’ skin (S.O.S) from the ‘itch-scratch-rub’ cycle.  Regular use will help to keep horses and ponies comfortable as the innovative formulation purges the skin of the mane, tail and feathered legs of impurities, particularly the greasy build-up of fly repellent creams, barrier oils and ointments, dust and pollen.

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Lincoln Itchy Switchy SOS “More than just a Shampoo”

Summer time can be a particularly testing time for horses and ponies who suffer from Sweet Itch.  Sweet Itch is caused by an allergic reaction within the animal’s skin to the saliva of midges.  Symptoms typically include persistent itching and horses are most commonly affected along their mane and around the base of their tail although in badly affected animals, this may extent to the face, ears, neck, belly and shoulders.
In severe cases, the advice of your vet should be sought but many owners find that they can treat the symptoms successfully themselves with careful management.
  • Cleanses the skin whilst maintaining the skin’s natural pH balance.  Doesn’t strip the skin of natural oils.
  • Removes dirt, scurf and residue left by creams, ointments and other products.
  • Creates and clean and hostile environment for midges and insects
  • Contains chrysanthemum and rosemary extract to soothe the skin
  • Contains lavender oil to calm irritated skin
  • Contains eucalyptus oil to cool inflamed skin
  • ***Always do a patch test first to check for adverse reaction***
Where there is a history of Sweet Itch, Lincoln Itchy Switch SOS “More than just a shampoo” should be used as part of a wider maintenance program.  Where there are symptoms of Sweet Itch, for best results, use in conjunction with Lincoln Itchy Switchy SOS Skin Aid and/or Lincoln Itchy Switchy SOS Skin Shield.  However, it can be effective when used alongside other preventative measures.
Management can be simplified as follows:-
A dirty scurfy tail is a lovely environment for midges.  Whilst over-washing can compromise the skin’s integrity, keeping the skin clean (without over doing it) creates an uninviting feeding ground for midges.  Use a shampoo with a ph balanced formulation which will clean the tail without stripping it of natural oils – LINCOLN ITCHY SWITCHY SOS “MORE THAN JUST A SHAMPOO” is ideal.
**Where you are following a preventative program and your horse is not showing any symptoms ie scratching, you can skip this step**
Use a topical application to soothe affected areas.  Products using Benzyl Benzoate are commonly used and Lincoln Itchy Switch SOS Skin Aid is ideal.  Work the lotion deep into the affected area so that it contacts with the skin underneath the hair.
Avoiding having your horse of pony turned out at times of day – commonly dawn and dusk – when midges are at their most active is ideal.  Where this is not possible or simply isn’t enough, a good sweet itch rug can help.  Where an extra level of protection is needed Lincoln Itchy Switchy SOS Skin Shield is the perfect solution.  Lincoln Itchy Switchy SOS Skin Shield is a thick topical application which contains soothing ingredients to calm the irritation caused by midges whilst at the same time forming a physical barrier to help guard against future midge attack.