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How do you cure psoriasis on the back of the head?

How do you cure psoriasis on the back of the head?

Many Options: There are a lot of way to treat psoriasis, and a dermatologist can help you decide which one fits your lifestyle best. It should be noted that psoriasis can be driven into a lasting remission, but there is no permanent cure. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more


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Is it possible to have psoriasis on your head. If so how do you treat?

Is it possible to have psoriasis on your head. If so how do you treat?

Sure.: The scalp is one of the most common areas of involvement for psoriasis; some people have it only on the scalp. First line of treatment is one of the stronger therapeutic shampoos containing tar, salicylic acid, zinc pyrithione, or selenium sulfide. (keep it out of your eyes.) if that doesn't get it done, you'll need to see a dermatologist and get a prescription strength shampoo, lotion, or both. ...Read more

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Head psoriasis treatment?

See Dermatologist: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that may, among other areas, affect the scalp region. Depending on the severity of the psoriasis in general, and scalp psoriasis in particular, a dermatologist may use topical steroids and/or systemic therapy with medications such a Methotrexate or newer generation of medications generally referred as "biologics.". ...Read more

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How do I get rid of face psoriasis?

How do I get rid of face psoriasis?

Psoriasis: If over the counter Hydrocortisone 1% cream doesn't work, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have psoriasis on your head and eczema on your face?

Is it possible to have psoriasis on your head and eczema on your face?

YES: Psoriasis cause is unknown, most often localized on the scalp, elbows, knees, etc. Eczema like contact dermatitis can set in the face if allergic to some cream. ...Read more

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How can I control psoriasis on my scalp.I am female and its pretty embarassing, i have it around my face 2?

How can I control psoriasis on my scalp.I am female and its pretty embarassing, i have it around my face 2?

See a dermatologist.: See a dermatologist and have the problem treated properly. Over-the-counter meds are generally ineffective. ...Read more

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How can I control psoriasis on my scalp. I am female and its pretty embarassing, I have it around my face 2?

How can I control psoriasis on my scalp. I am female and its pretty embarassing, I have it around my face 2?

See dermatologist: Because of involvement of the face as well as the scalp, I would urge seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Psoriasis vs Eczema? Differences? On 1yr face. Dry flaky patches on cheek. Pinkish areas on chin.

Psoriasis vs Eczema? Differences? On 1yr face. Dry flaky patches on cheek. Pinkish areas on chin.

Eczema possible: Sounds like eczema is possible as at this young age it tends to present on the face. Moisture rashes are common too. Psoriasis is very unlikely to appear at this age (maybe unheard-of?). ...Read more

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What are treatments I can use long term for psoriasis? I have psoriasis on my face and want to know what types of treatments are available long term that are not overly expensive.

Psoriasis : Psoriasis is a chronic condition but fortunately there are quite a few options to help. Read more about psoriasis treatments at the link below for various types of psoriasis. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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What can be done for psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis on the face?

What can be done for psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis on the face?

See dermatologist: See a dermatologist and find out. Over-the-counter therapies generally do not work. ...Read more

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I have mild scalp psoriasis & need tips please to help manage and feel comfortable. Should I shower every day or every other? Head and shoulders good?

I have mild scalp psoriasis & need tips please to help manage and feel comfortable. Should I shower every day or every other?  Head and shoulders good?

I recommend...: I recommend H & s shampoo, daily, lathered in and left lathered for at least 15 minutes before washing off. See a dermatologist if this does not help within a month. ...Read more

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I think I may have scalp psoriasis(redish flaky patches allover head that itches)how can I tell for sure, do I need to be seen for it or buy something?

? Dandruff: Which is kind of seborrhoeic drematitis, at times may resemble psoriasis, you can try OTC anti dandruff shampoo regularly for a week or two, if t resolves, fine, continue using it at least twice a week, if gets worse though or doesn't improve see your doctor/dermatologist ...Read more

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Would thermage laser treatment for face be good for psoriasis?

Thermage not laser: Thermage is radio frequency and is intended for the deeper structures of the skin and subcutaneous tissues. Therefore, I am not familiar with its use for psoriasis and would not recommend it. Did someone else suggest it would work? ...Read more

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I got a Psoriasis in my head its been a year could not get rid please help me doctor to get me best medicine.

I got a Psoriasis in my head its been a year could not get rid please help me doctor to get me best medicine.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and it would be improper to prescribe any medication without examining you. There are effective treatments of psoriasis, if that is what you have, but you should see a doctor for an evaluation.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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My husband has been diagnosed with psoriasis he has it head to toe. He use the cream from the Dr. Not helping he is miserable what can he do for it.

My husband has been diagnosed with psoriasis he has it head to toe. He use the cream from the Dr. Not helping he is miserable what can he do for it.

Many: There are many new treatment for psoriasis including phototherapy (UVB-NB or PUVA) and biologicals. Contact your dermatologist. Topical cream is likely insufficient for someone with widespread psoriasis. ...Read more

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I have psoriasis on my elbows, etc. But I've been dealing with a red irritated dry flaky and itchy face. Been using witchhazel & caster oil. What 2do?

I have psoriasis on my elbows, etc. But I've been dealing with a red irritated dry flaky and itchy face. Been using witchhazel & caster oil. What 2do?

Varies on severity: Small patches may respond well to various potencies of steroid cream, vit. D-like drugs, or vit a-derived meds. Larger areas of involvement may require immunosuppressant therapy like Methotrexate or new immune-modulator drugs like infliximab, etanercept, etc. The latter drugs have many side effects and precautions; so you should be under the care of a specialist in those. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for psoriasis? Mainly in the head. And other parts of the body like elbow and knees

What is the best treatment for psoriasis? Mainly in the head. And other parts of the body like elbow and knees

See doctor: You may need to consult a rheumatologist if you suffer from joint symptoms. For psoriasis involving mainly the skin, a dermatologist would be your best bet. There is no one the best treatment for all psoriasis sufferers and thus only your own doctor can tell you about the "best treatment" for you. ...Read more

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Boyfriend is 25,has a rash on the head of his penis for over a year. Had contact with HPV with a previous woman yet rash looks like psoriasis maybe?

Boyfriend is 25,has a rash on the head of his penis for over a year. Had contact with HPV with a previous woman yet rash looks like psoriasis maybe?

Exam needed: No exam, no sex without condoms. Period. Advise consult with dermatology if possible. If not, consider Urology or Family Practice. May be easily treatable with a topical med, but until you have a solid diagnosis, treatment options are limited. ...Read more

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My scalp has been itchy to the point of bleeding and pus I think psoriasis but I've recently had 2 lumps on the back of my head appear. They got bigger over a couple days and it very painful giving me headaches what would this be?

My scalp has been itchy to the point of bleeding and pus I think psoriasis but I've recently had 2 lumps on the back of my head appear. They got bigger over a couple days and it very painful giving me headaches what would this be?

You now have an : Infection in your scalp from you scratching it so much and your lymph glands are now reacting trying to fight off the infection. It is to the point now that you need antibiotics. Go see your physician now before it gets worst. ...Read more

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How harmful is it to get fluocinonide in open wounds? I have bad psoriasis on my scalp and am always scratching, which results in a lot of broken skin and open wounds. I just put on my fluocinonide 0.05% and had severe stinging all over my head once i app

Shouldn't use it.: Fluocinonide can be used to control psoriasis, but should not be used in open wounds especially if you suspect that it maybe infected. I suspect the stinging you feel is from the alcohol content of the solution which may well work as an antiseptic. ...Read more