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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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Ketoconazole shampoo 2 for scalp psoriasis can you use everyday?

Ketoconazole shampoo 2 for scalp psoriasis can you use everyday?

Scalp psoriasis: Mild forms of scalp psoriasis can be treated with with ketconazole shampoo 2. It can be used daily. Scalp psoriasis can be difficult to treat at times and may need stronger agents such as tar shampoo, selenium shampoos, salacylic acid and topical steroids depending on severity and response to milder shampoos. Consult dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hello I'm Casper. I recently got really bad psoriasis. I've had it a little bit in the past but it's almost all over my body now. Have tried Nizoral (ketoconazole).

Hello I'm Casper. I recently got really bad psoriasis. I've had it a little bit in the past but it's almost all over my body now. Have tried Nizoral (ketoconazole).

Get serious Rx: Listen, Casper. You're going to need prescription-strength Rx and long-term care by a dermatologist. Home, over-the-counter and "pop" / "natural" remedies will fail. Good luck with this. ...Read more

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What's the best shampoo for scalp psoriasis?

What's the best shampoo for scalp psoriasis?

Many types..: Zinc pyrithione based shampoos work well, as tar shampoos (neutrogena), as dose selsun blue and its copies. Also, there are shampoos or scalp lotions that contain salicylic acid, which has a "keratolytic" effect on scales and lifts them off. Finally, local steroids can he also be injected. Pl problem areas, which can. ...Read more

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What shampoos should I use for scalp psoriasis?

Several.: For most patient, alternating a zinc pyithione shampoo (head and shoulders) and a tar shampoo (neutrogena-t-gel), gives better results. Selenium shampoos work well and are an alternative. Finally, there are shampoos with salacyclic acid, which is keratolytic, meaning it helps break apart scales. ...Read more

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Polytar (coal tar) shampoo for psoriasis, what else?

Polytar (coal tar) shampoo for psoriasis, what else?

Many options: Sooner or later your scalp will get used to the tar shampoo - or you will get tired of smelling like you got dipped in creosote - so get several therapeutic shampoos and rotate them. Other good active ingredients are zinc pyrithione, selenium sulfide, and salicylic acid. ...Read more

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What should I look for in an OTC psoriasis shampoo?

What should I look for in an OTC psoriasis shampoo?

Sal acid and Tar: Psoriatic scalp often is also colonized by a common yeast called pityrosporum ovale, which is the same yeast that causes dandruff. Treatment involves controlling yeast proliferation and exfoliating. Otc shampoos for dandruff generally helps with psoriasis as well such as head and shoulder, neutrogena t-gel, neutrogena t-sal, dhs, or Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoos. ...Read more

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What's the best shampoo for eczema? I currently use Dove Unscented Body Wash. I have Dermarest Psoriasis shampoo.

What's the best shampoo for eczema? I currently use Dove Unscented Body Wash. I have Dermarest Psoriasis shampoo.

Vanicream: Gentle cleansing washes/shampoos in the sensitive skin formulation include: Vanicream, Cetaphil, or Cerave. Avoid harsh and drying cleansers, such as Ivory, Irish Spring, or Lever 2000. Make sure to take short, lukewarm showers, pat away excess water and immediately apply moisturizer/sealer. ...Read more

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What are the most effective over-the-counter shampoos for treating scalp psoriasis?

What are the most effective over-the-counter shampoos for treating scalp psoriasis?

Scalp psoriasis: Otc shampoos include head and shoulders, tegren, sebulex, t/gel, t/sal, and selsun blue. ...Read more

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I have scalp psoriasis and it's itching, I wanted to know which shampoo I should use, I can't buy the shampoos from the pharmacy they're too expensive?

Tar shampoo: In USA shampoo is not expensive. A bottle lasts many weeks. Tar, salicylic acid, Zinc pyrethione shampoos are available as low-cost generics which often help psoriasis. Plan to shampoo daily, in a shower if possible. Often useful to wet the scalp and anoint it with shampoo an hour before washing. In US these shampoos are in supermarkets. Consider a visit to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Does anyone know a good natural shampoo that can help my psoriasis?

Shampoo/Psoriasis: This creamy rich shampoo (just natural shampoo for psoriasis) for scalp psoriasis is formulated to gently
cleanse without damaging the skin's barrier and is mild, even for
sensitive skin. It combines soothing plant essences and natural
moisturizers with rich emollients to soften and soothe itchy, extra
dry skin to help heal and prevent psoriasis. ...Read more

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What shampoo, ointments and creams you prescribe to your patients with psoriasis? My scalp is flaking and I want to control it as well as my skin

What shampoo, ointments and creams you prescribe to your patients with psoriasis? My scalp is flaking and I want to control it as well as my skin

Psoriasis treatment: Scalp: start with otc sebulex or tegrin (coal tar) shampoo. Skin: medium strenght cortisone cream such as elocon. Moisturizers daily. ...Read more

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What's the best shampoo or treatment to use on scaling, plaque psoriasis on the scalp?

What's the best shampoo or treatment to use on scaling, plaque psoriasis on the scalp?

Many together.: Tar shampoo is very effective, but you need to clean the scalp first with a mild shampoo, and then use neutratar or a generic afterwards. Make sure you lather it and then let is stay on your scalp, perhaps 5m. I recommend the concommitant use of a zinc shampoo on your next washing. And alternate. ...Read more

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Psoriasis on hand. Can I soak hand in coal tar shampoo such as tgel...If yes how long should it soak?

Psoriasis on hand. Can I soak hand in coal tar shampoo such as tgel...If yes how long should it soak?

You can, but...: It won't hurt to try, but don't expect significant improvement unless your psoriasis is very mild. Tar preparations are (somewhat) useful for psoriasis, but tar shampoos aren't strong enough to thin plaques on hands significantly. Much more effective treatments are available; see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have scalp psoriasis. I have used different shampoos but more spots come the next day/week. Thick, blotchy, red spots.

Prescription meds: The application of baby/olive oil followed by shampoo can help to remove scale, but a topical steroid medication (a foam best for the scalp) is usually the first necessary step. Shampoos accomplish little for most people. Depending upon the thickness of the lesions, scalp psoriasis can be difficult to treat. I suggest seeing a specialist to get things going in the right direction. ...Read more

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My problem is no matter how many times I wash my hair and use medicated shampoos for psoriasis I still get flaky scalp and painful root folicals why?

My problem is no matter how many times I wash my hair and use medicated shampoos for psoriasis I still get flaky scalp and painful root folicals why?

Psoriasis is chronic: Unfortunately, psoriasis is treatable, but not curable. Symptoms can be minimized by medications, but intermittent flares should be expected. If your condition has never improved with the previous medical treatment offered to you, reconsider the primary diagnosis of psoriasis. ...Read more

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My scalp itches, has flakes, white balls and white pimple like bumps. I have tried every type of psoriasis moisture and dandruff shampoos nothing help

My scalp itches, has flakes, white balls and white pimple like bumps. I have tried every type of psoriasis moisture and dandruff shampoos nothing help

Get checked for: Other medical conditions such as contact or atopic dermatitis, diabetes, autoimmune condition etc bless u:). http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/seborrheic-dermatitis/ds00984. ...Read more

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I have psoriasis and ringworm in my scalp what kind of medicated shampoo treatment it's recommended over the counter?

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

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I've got a psoriasis on my scalp and in my ears and behind I was prescribed a cream and have tried t gel shampoo but nothing is working?

I've got a psoriasis on my scalp and in my ears and behind I was prescribed a cream and have tried t gel shampoo but nothing is working?

Topical steroids: Scalp psoriasis is difficult to treat.
There are several products that you need to try at the same time:
ketoconazole or tar shampoo
vitamin d foam or cream
strong topical steroids
nightime treatment to the scalp in a form of an oil or ointment that you can wash off in am
see your dermatologist again
don't give up. ...Read more

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My scalp has red patches all over. No itch. Nothing is working! Derm nurse. Doesn't look like psoriasis. Steroids and shampoos same spots in belly?

My scalp has red patches all over. No itch. Nothing is working! Derm nurse. Doesn't look like psoriasis. Steroids and shampoos same spots in belly?

Rashes: Chronic rashes are very frustrating. If this has been going on awhile and your treatments aren't helping much, it may be time to have a biopsy to see directly where the problem is. Most dermatologists would not hesitate. Good luck. ...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?

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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Should I use head and shoulders conditioner after washing Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo?

Should I use head and shoulders conditioner after washing Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo?

You Can: Head and shoulders typically has selenium sulfide in it which has a different mechanism of action that Nizoral (ketoconazole-an antifungal). These topicals are typically used to treat seborrheic dermatitis/dandruff. Because each works differently, you may get more of an affect using both. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Ketoconazole (Definition)

This medication is used to treat fungal infections. In dentistry it is used for oral ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Nizoral (Definition)

Nizoral is an anti-fungal agent which is a kind ...Read more