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Shampoo 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
Scalp psoriasis issue. Shampoos and oils from derm don't take the burn or itch away. Tired of the constant itching and costs of oils. Help! ?
Same as body: There is inflammation amd thickening of the skin with thick attached scales. Although psoriasis can occur only in the scalp it usually accompanies psoriasis on other parts of the body. Scalp psoriasis can be nore difficult to treat with topicals and is less responsive to ultraviolet therapy or laser because of the hair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do these things!: Alternate tar versus zinc pyrithione shampoos, every other day. Have your doctor prescribe Fluconazole 200mg twice weekly and go on Doxycycline 100mg twice daily. If these fail, Methotrexate sc one day per week should be tried. Finally, you have several biologics that work well, but are not needed by the majority of sufferers! ...Read more