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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
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
I have psoriasis and ringworm in my scalp what kind of medicated shampoo treatment it's recommended over the counter?
See a Dermatologist.: Psoriasis may benefit from an steroid containing lotion/solution x scalp.. Ringworm will require antifungals ( against tinea) these too are very difficult to cure and i believe there is no good treatment over the counter. Nizoral shampoo is good for dandruff and tinea versicolor but i doubt will cure psoriasis or ringworm. Best option is to see a dermatologist or a pcp who has been successful ...Read more
Hi im getting psoriasis all over my eye area ans its getting really bad. Is there any over the counter stuff that i can use?
Prescription : It is best if you get it prescribed from a qualified ophthalmologist and/ or dermatologist because in most cases steroids creams are used and your eye pressure needs to be checked in advance and after treatment. Also caution needs to used because steroid creams can cause hypo pigmentation of the skin if not utilized with careful follow up. ...Read more
Hard to tell: Tea tree oil is said to possess anti-inflammatory property but may be helpful for some. However the result is really that that impressive. ...Read more
No such animal.: Unless you have very, very mild psoriasis - which might respond to Hydrocortisone cream - nothing available over the counter in the us is going to make much of a dent in your psoriasis. Sorry, but i've been doing this for 30 years and have yet to see an otc product work, other than skin cap, which turned out to have an illegal steroid in it. See a dermatologist; don't waste money on otc treatments. ...Read more
Is there a good over-the-counter medication/ointment to help maintain/decrease the appearance and symptoms of plaque psoriasis?
Can try cortaid (hydrocortisone): Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease, which affects almost 15 million americans, and most have such minimal disease that they may not even know they have it. A few hundred thousand people have terrible disease with thick plaques on their scalp, hands, feet, and body, and even psoriatic arthritis, you can try some otc drugs, products, with urea, coal tar, and cortisone, but they may not work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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