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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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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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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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Psoriasis (Definition)

Psoriasis is 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