Scalp psoriasis can be frustrating and embarrassing for those who suffer from it. It's an inherited medical condition that has no cure, but there are several natural remedies for controlling your symptoms and the plaques associated with psoriasis.
Psoriasis on the scalp manifests itself with silvery colored fine powder that resembles dandruff when it flakes off of the scalp. Severe cases of psoriasis on the scalp can include unsightly thick plaques that cover small or large areas of the scalp. Sometimes the psoriasis can be found beyond the scalp in areas behind the ears, on the forehead near the hairline, or even on the back of the neck.
Physicians are most likely to prescribe medicated shampoos, ointments, steroids, or oral medications to control the symptoms and plaque from building up.
However, these treatments often have adverse reactions, especially in those with sensitive skin. Treating your psoriasis of the scalp naturally is a healthier and less expensive option. Psoriasis of the scalp can be treated with natural remedies using items you might find in your pantry or local health store.
These are some of the most common home remedies for scalp psoriasis. Because each person's body is unique, please do a skin test first before trying these on your skin.
It's also a good idea to eat a healthy whole food diet whenever possible and to include exercise into your day. Brush your hair regularly so that the flakes and plaques can be loosened and removed.
One of the biggest challenges for people with sensitive skin is that many of the treatments that are intended to stop the symptoms can actually cause allergic reactions or skin inflammation!
Anything that contains mineral oil, plastic, tar, or salicylic acid can actually cause adverse allergic reactions, especially if you have sensitive skin. Choose products wisely based on reading the label.
There are some new, gentler and yet very effective methods for treating scalp psoriasis that do not contain allergy producing ingredients.
We have seen great results by combining Cleure shampoo , which is a very gentle and non-irritating hypoallergenic shampoo, with pure refined emu oil which contains some very potent, natural anti-inflammatories.
Psoriasis of the scalp can cause difficulties with friendships and relationships and deliver a huge blow to your self-esteem. But keep in mind that although there is no scalp psoriasis cure, it can be managed successfully, even to the point that no one realizes you have it at all.