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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 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?

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

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What can I do for scalp psoriasis?

What can I do 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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What can be done 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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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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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 could you cure/relieve your 'scalp' psoriasis?

See details: The are several extremely effective medications but there are no cures. See a dermatologist. ...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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Is there any cure for scalp psoriasis? Traditional or non-traditional?

Controls, no cure: They are no cures but there are medications that are extremely effective for psoriasis. Some can often eradicate any evidence of the problem as long as you remain on them. ...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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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. ...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 are good treatments for scalp psoriasis?

What are good treatments 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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What shampoos should I use for scalp psoriasis?

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. ...Read more

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I did hair dying and scalp psoriasis, what to do?

I did hair dying and scalp psoriasis, what to do?

What are you asking?: I am not sure what you are asking. You should treat the scalp psoriasis with a daily use of a coal tar based shampoo. If that does not help, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are available treatments 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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Has anyone ever used dovonex (calcipotriene) 0.005% solution for scalp psoriasis?

Yes: This is a medication that has some relief. I suggest you add a topical steroid for any reddness...Dovonex (calcipotriene) helps more with scale. ...Read more

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I suffer with scalp psoriasis. Should I use emoderm cream for this by mixing with oil?

Go see a derm: You should see a dermatologist for proper evaluation. Some people use the combination you suggest, but there are a number of great dermatologist in dallas- check out http://psoriasis.Org for more information. ...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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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 to do if I have severe scalp psoriasis. Any and all suggestions for treatment welcomed. I'm losing it?

Scalp Psoriasis: Scalp psoriasis is very difficult to treat. The best medications to treat this condition are the biologics: Enbrel or Humira or remicade (infliximab). If you have joint pain the biologics will also treat the joints. ...Read more

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How long will it take for scalp psoriasis to go away after the initiation of enbrel (etanercept) 50 mg/week?

It varies.: Enbrel (etanercept) and similar biologic medications are extremely effective therapies for psoriasis. The length of time needed to totally resolve the rash depends on the severity of the skin involvement. 3-4 months is a reasonable time. ...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


Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Scalp Psoriasis (Definition)

Psoriasis involving the scalp. ...Read more