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Is there a medicine for psoriasis in scalp area?

Is there a medicine for psoriasis in scalp area?

Scalp Psoriasis: There are a few medications for scalp psoriasis. Relief, but not cures. Tar shampoos (t-gel, tarsum, dhs-tar) and several prescription shampoos containing cortisone derivatives, such as clobex shampoo. Derma-smoothe fs, taclonex, and more are available. Very pricey and you need a prescription from your doctor to get them. Best luck! ...Read more

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Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Is there any treatment for a psoriasis in a feet?

Is there any treatment for a psoriasis in a feet?

Yes: Before treatment you need a complete evaluation to determine the severity of psoriasis. Have you seen a dermatologist or Rheumatologist? If not get a assessment first. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter product for psyrosis in the scalp area?

Is there an over-the-counter product for psyrosis in the scalp area?

What do you mean?: You mean psoriasis, if that you means psoriasis, here is mypersonal experience. Psoriasis soap, psoriasis lotion, psoriasis cream or psoriasis conditional.Manuka, neem and karanja known for their anti-bacterial and anti-fungicidal properties, control itchiness while avocado moisturizes your scalp and hair. This natural conditioner for scalp psoriasis leaves your hair clean. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter shampoo for a scalp infection?

Depends: It depends on the type of infection. See your doctor for proper examination, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for ringworm on the scalp?

Is there a cure for ringworm on the scalp?

OTC creams: Ringworm is actually a fungal infection (not a worm) of the skin. You can treat it with over the counter antifungals such as Clotrimazole cream (and there are many others). Clean the area, dry it and then apply the cream several times per day. If it persists longer than about 2 weeks, you might want to see a dermatologist for alternative applications. ...Read more

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Is there a cream for chronic in grown hair?

Is there a cream for chronic in grown hair?

In grown hair: Sounds like you have folliculitis. There are some treatments. Go see your fp or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is there a good cure for an itchy scalp from radiation treatment?

Is there a good cure for an itchy scalp from radiation treatment?

Ask your doctors: There are many medical treatments your therapist can offer you if you ask. Most times they may advise you to use of oils/ creams to treat dryness of the skin and flaky skin which will relieve the itching. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment cream for freckles in the face?

Is there a treatment cream for freckles in the face?

Lasers may help: Makeup may hide freckles. Some laser treatments are effective, but freckles my recur. On the other hand, they are not really unattractive, and you have lived with them for a long time. ...Read more

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Is there a medicine for acne?

Is there a medicine for acne?

Acne medicine: Consult with a dermatologist for your specific needs, but options include soap and water, topical retinoids (for example, retin-a), topical (or oral) antibiotics and drying agents such as benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for ringworm of scalp?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for ringworm of scalp?

Ringworm: Tinea corporis --ringworm of the body // capitis = head can be treated with otc lotrimin (clotrimazole). It is necessary, to keep scalp clean, perhaps with an anti dandruff shampoo.Years ago tar shampoos helped this condition stress can make it worse.But please be checked for high blood sugar -diabetes mellitus, hot sweaty work environments contribute. Some pts skin seems to allow easier infection. ...Read more

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Is it a new treatment in the market for psoriasis?

Is it a new treatment in the market for psoriasis?

Psoriasis: There are many therapies for psoriasis. Your dermatologist would best be able to answer this. http://www.aad.org/skin-conditions/dermatology-a-to-z/psoriasis. ...Read more

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Can I use hair removal cream around my genital area , i'm a female. Is there a specific cream for that area?

Can I use hair removal cream around my genital area , i'm a female. Is there a specific cream for that area?

No: The skin in the pubic area is too delicate. If you use the normal hair remover cream or wax, it may cause serious irritation and pain increasing the risk of skin infection. There are specialized products for that area. Better yet, have it waxed by at a salon/spa. They can do a better job, have the right products, and can take care of any irritation that may develop. ...Read more

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Is there a medicine to combat dry skin in infants?

Is there a medicine to combat dry skin in infants?

Yes: Frequent moisturizer application with the occasional cortisone cream for bad scaly patches usually keeps it under control. ...Read more

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Is there medication for someone to live in a more humid area with psoriatic arthritis?

Is there medication for someone to live in a more humid area with psoriatic arthritis?

Moderate humidity?: Moderate humidity is good. High humidity and arid (dry) air is bad for psoriasis. Significant humidity can lead to excessive perspiration, with bacterial and dungal growth in areas prone to psoriasis and worsen the skin disease. Zinc oxide 5% found in gold bond extra-strength can help with skin disease. Otherwise, the medication for psa for joint disease can be increased. ...Read more

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Is there a shampoo that can control dandruff for a persons with diabetes?

Is there a shampoo that can control dandruff for a persons with diabetes?

Yes: Try Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo. If tha does not help you you need drops of cortisone for your scalp prescribed. Other cheaper shampoos...Selsum blue or even head & shoulders for dandruff. ...Read more

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My skin is peeling off in a powdered form(like dandruff) particularly in winter season. Local doctors says it is deficiency and no medicine. Medicine?

My skin is peeling off in a powdered form(like dandruff) particularly in winter season. Local doctors says it is deficiency and no medicine. Medicine?

Face?: This may be seborrhea, which can respond to topical antifungals such as nizoral, (ketoconazole) Eurax lotion which decreases the demodex which lives in the pores. Depending on efficacy this is a better approach than chronic steroid use which is only suppressive. In severe cases a trial of oral Nizoral (ketoconazole) may put this into remission. ...Read more

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Is there a internal cream for thrush?

Is there a internal cream for thrush?

Oral liquid: There is a liquid medication you swish in your mouth and swallow. There are also tablets that would treat thrush. ...Read more

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Is there a medicine for psoriasis in scalp area?

Scalp Psoriasis: There are a few medications for scalp psoriasis. Relief, but not cures. Tar shampoos (t-gel, tarsum, dhs-tar) and several prescription shampoos containing cortisone derivatives, such as clobex shampoo. Derma-smoothe fs, taclonex, and more are available. Very pricey and you need a prescription from your doctor to get them. Best luck! ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for scalp psoriasis for a 65 year old women?

What is the best medicine for scalp psoriasis for a 65 year old women?

Many : good options, typically steroid base, but if affecting other body areas with or without inflammatory arthritis you may benefit better from small molecule or biologic therapies. ...Read more

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My scalp is very itchy. I have used every dandruff shampoo at the drug store and it makes it worse. I do have very mild psoriasis on my knee and foot. Could they be related?

My scalp is very itchy. I have used every dandruff shampoo at the drug store and it makes it worse. I do have very mild psoriasis on my knee and foot. Could they be related?

Also consider...: Lice! in my area it is an epidemic among grade school aged children. If you're around any children, it might be worth combing through your hair with a lice comb to see if any of the little buggers are there. If so treat for lice and you're cured! and....Lice prefer clean hair to dirty hair so this suggestion is no judgment on you! ...Read more

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Svr scalp psoriasis. Vry bad on & between eye brows, why? Is this normal? Best way to treat area w/rx sorilux ie rmv dead skin?Best way to clear?Help!

Svr scalp psoriasis. Vry bad on & between eye brows, why? Is this normal? Best way to treat area w/rx sorilux ie rmv dead skin?Best way to clear?Help!

Sebopsoriasis: When psoriasis occurs on the scalp and face and is severe, it is called sebopsoriasis. It can usually be managed with topical therapies, but sometimes stronger systemic therapies are necessary. Unfortunately, there is no cure for psoriasis yet. Therefore, we are stuck trying to manage this chronic disease to keep the skin clear. I would see a dermatologist to help manage it well. ...Read more

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How to cure psoriasis in the scalp?

How to cure psoriasis in the scalp?

You can't: You cannot cure psoriasis but there are shampoos and topical creams that can provide good benefit. Speak with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have psoriasis on my scalp?

See details: You can try a tar shampoo such as T Gel on a daily basis in the shower. If that does not help, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can be done for psoriasis on the scalp?

What can be done for psoriasis on the scalp?

Shampoo: Tar shampoos are easy to find. T-gel is popular. Salicylic acid is useful. Zinc pythrium (head & shoulders) can help. Dhs shampoos come in several useful formulations. Try to apply the product to the scalp 1 or more hours before you get in the shower. Use every day. You may need to see a dermatologist. There are prescriptions which are very effective. ...Read more

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I have psoriasis on my scalp.What should I do to cure it?

T-Sal shampoo daily: I would start with an over the counter shampoo. If your main problem is flaking/scaling i would use either t-sal or t-gel shampoo. It is best to shampoo daily, for 2-4 weeks. If this does not help, i would see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and further treatment options. I hope this helps. Lana long, M.D. ...Read more

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How i can solve fully my plank psoriasis in my scalp @my body?

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 to do if I have severe psoriasis on my scalp, can anyone tell me what to do?

See a dermatologist: See a dermatologist and start therapy. You cannot adequately treat this with supplements or over-the-counter meds. ...Read more

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How to cure Scalp psoriasis?

How to cure Scalp psoriasis?

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. ...Read more

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What is the cause of scalp psoriasis?

Same as body: There is inflammation amd thickening of the skin with thick attached scales. Although psoriasis can occur only in the scalp it usually accompanies psoriasis on other parts of the body. Scalp psoriasis can be nore difficult to treat with topicals and is less responsive to ultraviolet therapy or laser because of the hair. ...Read more

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What to do if I have scalp psoriasis and I was wondering?

See details: Try a coal tar shampoo daily. If that does not help, see a dermatologist. T/Gel is one of these shampoos. ...Read more

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What are the usual treatment methods for psoriasis of the scalp?

Scalp Psoriasis: Treatment for scalp psoriasis includes medicated shampoos, steroid foam or lotion, tar preparations, topically applied vitamin d medications, phototherapy, and oral medications. ...Read more

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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease that causes itchy, thickened, skin lesions on the skin, nail changes, and occasionally joint arthritis. ...Read more