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What are the usual treatment methods for psoriasis of the scalp?

What are the usual treatment methods for psoriasis of the scalp?

Scalp Psoriasis: Treatment for scalp psoriasis includes medicated shampoos, steroid foam or lotion, tar preparations, topically applied vitamin d medications, phototherapy, and oral medications. ...Read more

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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


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

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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What is the best treatment for psoriasis on the body and scalp?

What is the best treatment for psoriasis on the body and scalp?

Depends: It depends on the severity and how responsive it is to treatment. Psoriasis is a disease where the body attacks its own wrapper from within. For some folks, all it takes is some topical medicines and maybe steroids. Other folks require more powerful medications that turn down the immune system. You need to work with your doc to decide what works best in your case. ...Read more

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Hi i think i have psoriasis on my scalp just wondering if you know any home made treatment thanks ?

Hi i think i have psoriasis  on my scalp  just wondering if you know any home made  treatment thanks ?

Many options: I agree with Dr. Juster's advice. There are many home remedies worth trying; none work for everyone but many help some. See http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/psoriasis.html for discussions of various home remedies by those who have tired them. For even more options see http://www.myhomeremedies.com/topic.cgi?topicid=172 If these don't work consider conventional treatment &/or seeing a homeopath. ...Read more

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Scalp psoriasis.What is treatment?

Scalp psoriasis: Daily shampooing with a good dandruff shampoo is helpful. There are prescription lotions containing corticosteroids which are also very helpful. If you scalp psoriasis is very severe, strong medications taken internally may be needed. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for 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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Horrible scalp psoriasis. Any and all advice for treatment welcomed.

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

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What's the best, safest and most efficient biological treatment for scalp psoriasis? Thanks much!

Many options: There are quite a few options out there. It would start with a good combination of scalp shampoos - i usually have my patients alternate 2 or even 3 types. Depending how extensive the scalp psoriasis is, steroid impregnated topicals with or without a vitamin d analog can be helpful. You need to see your dermatologist for an individualized treatment plan. There is hope! ...Read more

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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