Scalp Psoriasis Can Mean the Discomfort of Redness and Itchiness
Approximately 50% of those living with psoriasis have scalp psoriasis, affecting the scalp, hairline, forehead, back of the neck or skin around the ears.
What are the symptoms of scalp psoriasis?
Here are some of the symptoms which can range from mild to more severe:
- The appearance of fine scaling that looks like dandruff with a silvery sheen.
- A dry, flaking scalp with itching, burning or pain.
- The appearance of thick crusted plaques that can cover the entire scalp.
The condition can sometimes be confused with seborrheic dermatitis but this has a yellowish and greasy appearance.
For obvious reasons, those with the condition can feel embarrassed and self conscious.
Important! Try not to scratch because this can cause bleeding, infections - and even hair loss.
Can scalp psoriasis be linked to psoriatic arthritis
Scalp psoriasis may be an indicator of psoriatic arthritis (PsA), as many people have both. A dermatologist will be able to diagnose scalp psoriasis while a rheumatologist will be able to screen for psoriatic arthritis.
What treatments are available for scalp psoriasis?
Topicals - these include medicated shampoos and topical steroids as well as prescription topicals. Because the hair is in the way, treating the scalp with a topical treatment is not always easy. It is important to first consider how you normally care for your scalp including how frequently you wash your hair.
Phototherapy - this method uses ultraviolet (UV) light to slow skin cell growth. Handheld phototherapy units with built-in combs are available to help UV rays reach the scalp.
Systemics - oral treatments and biologics are often prescribed if you have psoriasis on areas beyond the scalp or if your scalp psoriasis has not responded well to other treatments.
What natural remedies can be used for scalp psoriasis?
While a cure for psoriasis may not have been developed yet, it is still possible to control the frequency and severity of psoriasis symptoms. And the best way is to tackle psoriasis symptoms (including those of scalp psoriasis) naturally.
Natural products are generally safe to use, gentle and help soothe the skin rather than irritate it further with harsh chemicals.
Coconut oil can help gently soften scales. Apply to entire scalp, cover with a shower cap, and let it sit for 10-60 minutes. Wash your hair as usual, and plaques may be easier to remove.
Apple cider vinegar may be able to soothe itching. Put some in a spray bottle and apply it to your scalp a few times a week. If it’s uncomfortable, dilute it with water.
H-Psoriasis Formula is a breakthrough topical homeopathic product. The formula also contains pure natural essential oils and is safe and effective with no harmful chemicals or additives. It has a deep penetrating action and is gentle on your skin to ease the discomfort of scalp psoriasis symtpoms. When used as directed, the Formula will help with the symptoms of this non-contagious skin disease (however severe) by first clearing the flaking and lesions and then repairing the damaged skin.
If you decide to use H-Psoriasis to help with the symptoms of scalp psoriasis, here are the directions for use:
Apply the Formula to the condition three times a day, remembering that only a few drops per application are necessary so that the product can start to help relieving the symptoms quickly and effectively. Full instructions will be included with the product. While the Formula may be used on children over the age of four years, please be aware that it should not be used when pregnant or nursing.
Topical application often provides immediate results from the discomfort and itching associated with psoriasis. While the total time differs from person to person, most users experience fast and effective relief. This product is for external use only.
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