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Dr. Corey Clay
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Scalp Psoriasis (Overview)

Psoriasis involving the scalp.


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Is there a permanent cure to scalp psoriasis?

Is there a permanent cure to scalp psoriasis?

Scalp psoriasis: At the present time there is no cure for psoriasis, just control. For the scalp there is the prescription clobex shampoo. The best therapy for the scalp is the biologics which include Humira and Enbrel (etanercept) and are given by injection. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
46 doctors shared insights

Scalp Psoriasis (Overview)

Psoriasis involving the scalp.


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Living with Psoriasis (Checklist)

Ask if you're a candidate for UV light therapy
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Review your meds with your doctor to verify none are making it worse
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Liberally use sunscreen
Daily
If you smoke, quit. Tobacco can cause psoriasis flares.
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What causes scalp psoriasis and hair loss after getting it dyed or washing it?

What causes scalp psoriasis and hair loss after getting it dyed or washing it?

Trauma: Psoriasis is a genetic or inherited disorder. Any type of trauma to the skin can trigger a psoriasis lesion to occur at that site. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat scalp psoriasis?

What is the best way to treat scalp psoriasis?

Steroids: While the best treatment depends on the extent of ur disease and other factors, topical steroids in foam preps work very well to help decrease the size and scaliness of scalp psoriasis. ...Read more

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How can I treatment scalp psoriasis or eczema?

How can I treatment scalp psoriasis or eczema?

See details: Try a coal tar shampoo such as Denorex, PsoriaTrax or Betatar on a daily basis. If they do not work, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for scalp psoriasis?

What are some treatments for scalp psoriasis?

Many.: Tar, zinc pyrithion, selenium, salicylic acid, ketoconazole shampoos; scalp corticsteroid; intra-lesional steroids. And or course systemic therapy. ...Read more

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What's the best way for me to cure scalp psoriasis?

Psoriasis: Differentiating scalp psoriasis from scalp sebohheic dermatitis can be difficult. Although treatments for mild cases are similar, oral immunosuppressants may be required to treat scalp psoiasis. Step one, see a dermatologist if otc medications are not working. Psoriasis is more likely if: rash extends below the scalp-line of if rash is also present on elbows, kneees, hands and feet. ...Read more

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What are common cquses of scalp psoriasis? And what are the treatment options, management and cure?

Scalp Psoriasis: No one knows the cause of psoriasis. Scalp psoriasis occurs mainly in women. There is no cure, as yet, for this baffling skin ailment. There are several shampoos that can help, not cure, your condition. Shampoos with tar, daily, have been known to help. Treatment options would be: see a dermatologist! he or she can give you the proper management options. ...Read more

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Can scalp psoriasis lead to a receding hairline and thinning hair?

Can scalp psoriasis lead to a receding hairline and thinning hair?

Maybe..: But it's more likely that the thinning and receding is genetic and will happen regardless. The psoriasis (which stresses the skin that supports hair growth) may cause patchy hair loss and make the genetic thinning worse, but usually doesn't cause a receding hairline by itself. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for scalp psoriasis?

Are there any home remedies for scalp 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 is scalp psoriasis.

What is scalp psoriasis.

See details.: Psoriasis involving the scalp. Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin rash that is red and scaly. ...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 can help my scalp psoriasis?

What can help my scalp psoriasis?

Treatments: ...For psoriasis range from creams, ointments, shampoos, pills or shots. Also, phototherapy can help with psoriasis. All these methods of treatment work to slow the growth of skin or control the immune response associated with psoriasis. A doctor can prescribe these therapies. All the best! ...Read more

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What can I do for scalp psoriasis?

Tar shampoo: You should see your dermatologist for the best therapies. This could include a steroid shampoo, tazorac, (tazarotene) taclonex, vectical, other topical steroids. ...Read more

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


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