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How to cure scalp psoriasis?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Manage it: It's not curable, but is fairly easy to manage. "Scalp psoriasis" may actually be seborrhea / pityrospirum manageable with anti-fungal shampoos. Best wishes.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

Is there a permanent cure to scalp psoriasis?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Unfortunately, no: Scalp psoriasis is a tough condition. There is no "permanent" cure for it, but the condition can wax and wane over time. I'm sure you are aware of some of the topical treatments that are available (shampoos, emollients, etc.), but if you aren't getting the response you want, it's absolutely appropriate to seek a second or third opinion. Good luck!
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Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine 28 years experience
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Jan 10, 2012
A 19-year-old female asked about a 28-year-old female:

How to cure psoriasis in the scalp?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
You can't: You cannot cure psoriasis but there are shampoos and topical creams that can provide good benefit. Speak with a dermatologist.
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Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 54 years experience
Try salicylic acid shampoos,coal tar shampoos with menthol. Apply petroleum jelly while the scalp is still damp and rub it in. Topical steroids can also be used such as Anthralin or Taclonex scalp to help with the itching. Also avoid using hot tools to your hair.Good luck.
Nov 2, 2013
A 48-year-old member asked:

What can I do for scalp psoriasis?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 44 years experience
Tar shampoo: You should see your dermatologist for the best therapies. This could include a steroid shampoo, tazorac, (tazarotene) taclonex, vectical, other topical steroids.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

How could you cure/relieve your 'scalp' psoriasis?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
See details: The are several extremely effective medications but there are no cures. See a dermatologist.
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
meanwhile try using tar shampoo daily in shower. The most common one is T Gel.
May 20, 2014
A 29-year-old member asked:

What's the best way for me to cure scalp psoriasis?

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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 35 years experience
Psoriasis: Differentiating scalp psoriasis from scalp sebohheic dermatitis can be difficult. Although treatments for mild cases are similar, oral immunosuppressants may be required to treat scalp psoiasis. Step one, see a dermatologist if otc medications are not working. Psoriasis is more likely if: rash extends below the scalp-line of if rash is also present on elbows, kneees, hands and feet.
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