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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
45 doctors shared insights

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. Milton Alvis Jr
45 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
Once
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

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
1,001 doctors shared insights

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