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Is there a medicine for psoriasis in scalp area?

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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology
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In brief: Scalp Psoriasis

There are a few medications for scalp psoriasis.
Relief, but not cures. Tar shampoos (t-gel, tarsum, dhs-tar) and several prescription shampoos containing cortisone derivatives, such as clobex shampoo. Derma-smoothe fs, taclonex, and more are available. Very pricey and you need a prescription from your doctor to get them. Best luck!

In brief: Scalp Psoriasis

There are a few medications for scalp psoriasis.
Relief, but not cures. Tar shampoos (t-gel, tarsum, dhs-tar) and several prescription shampoos containing cortisone derivatives, such as clobex shampoo. Derma-smoothe fs, taclonex, and more are available. Very pricey and you need a prescription from your doctor to get them. Best luck!
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

There are many prescription cortisone/steroid shampoos, foams, and creams.
Some older tar produscts can still be used. Sunlight may also help. I have not found over the counter shampoos or topical medications to be very helpful for definite psoriasis in the scalp.

In brief: Yes

There are many prescription cortisone/steroid shampoos, foams, and creams.
Some older tar produscts can still be used. Sunlight may also help. I have not found over the counter shampoos or topical medications to be very helpful for definite psoriasis in the scalp.
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