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Best Treatments for Scalp Psoriasis

Sunday, 30 Mar 2014 01:24 AM

Scalp psoriasis is a condition that affects many people naturally. Scalp psoriasis is first noticed by scaly skin on the scalp often accompanied by itching. Scalp psoriasis appears powdery and has a silver-colored sheen.
 
Scalp psoriasis may occur in those with psoriasis in other parts of the skin, which then moves on to the scalp. The cause of any psoriasis is the same — in some people, new skin cells grow very fast and the body does not shed these cells. Excess skin cells pile up leading to psoriasis, including scalp psoriasis.
 
Treatment options for scalp psoriasis vary from one person to the other depending on the severity of scaling in the scalp and other symptoms. While choosing the best treatment option for scalp psoriasis, response to natural remedies and other treatment methodologies is often considered.
 
The amount of hair present on the scalp also impacts the effectiveness of different treatment options. This factor is compared with the severity of scalp psoriasis along with the presence of psoriasis in places other than the scalp.
 
In severe cases, scalp psoriasis leads to scaling beyond the scalp such as behind the ears and on the neck and forehead. In such cases, mild natural remedies may not be sufficient for scalp psoriasis treatment. In very severe cases, injections and other systemic medication are used for scalp psoriasis treatment. Some of best treatments for severe scalp psoriasis include oral retinoids, cyclosporine, biologics, and using UV combs. These scalp psoriasis treatment methods are mainly targeted towards the immune system and should be taken only with doctor’s consultation.
 
However, in case of milder scalp psoriasis, treatment options could include applying Psoriatec cream on the scalp, and applying vitamin D-rich Dovonex cream on the scalp overnight. Taclonex scalp and Tazorac are other steroid-based creams that could be applied on the scalp for scalp psoriasis treatment.
 
For the mild cases of scalp psoriasis, using medicated shampoos and salicylic acid is often a good treatment method to remove scales from the scalp. Natural remedies such as applying lemon extract, consuming soy, nuts, chocolates, and cranberries can help in scalp psoriasis treatment. Another natural remedy that would control itching is mild rubbing of the skin using the fingers and not nails. Scratching would only make matters worse and should be avoided at all costs. While going through treatment and while adopting home remedies in mild cases, it is important to note that scaling is not caused by drying up of the skin, rather it is an inflammatory disease of the skin.
 
Other home remedies would include applying slightly warm olive oil and gently massaging the scalp would help. Then shampoo it using a conditioner. Other remedies include using wet towels and cold packs, and not using hot styling tools for hair styling. These are effective natural remedies to lessen scalp psoriasis and damage to scalp.

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Treatments for scalp psoriasis differ from person to person based on its severity and an individual's response to different remedies and treatment methods. In very severe cases, merely applying creams to the scalp might not be sufficient and taking medication is a part of prescribed treatment.
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