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Why Does Scalp Psoriasis Leak Fluid
I think I have scalp psoriasis, with active periods of very smelly oozy weeping of yellow fluid. Gets very painful then crusts over and repeats. HELP!
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
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
See details: The are several extremely effective medications but there are no cures. See a dermatologist. ...Read more
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
No real criteria: Typical appearance would suffice for diagnosis.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Yes: It can work well for scalp psoriasis. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
How long will it take for scalp psoriasis to go away after the initiation of enbrel (etanercept) 50 mg/week?
I have mild scalp psoriasis & need tips please to help manage and feel comfortable. Should I shower everyday or every other? Head and shoulders good?
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
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