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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What can one use for psoriasis on the scalp besides clobex shampoo?

Many: There are many meds you could use. See your dermatologist to discuss your options.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Dr. William Singer
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