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Old 01-26-2004, 09:59 AM   #1
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I have pretty bad scalp psoriasis this winter, and have a couple months to wait to get into my dermatologist because she's so booked! Does anyone else have it and have any natural solutions to treat it?

 
Old 01-26-2004, 12:06 PM   #2
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Re: scalp psoriasis

My teenage daughter had the same problem a few years ago. The doctor recommended Head and Shoulder Dry Scalp. It worked perfectly. Give it a try if it is still around.

 
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Old 01-26-2004, 02:14 PM   #3
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Re: scalp psoriasis

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My teenage daughter had the same problem a few years ago. The doctor recommended Head and Shoulder Dry Scalp. It worked perfectly. Give it a try if it is still around.
I'm also in my teens, have the same problem, mydoctor reccomeded selsun blue and head & shoulders shampoos neither had any posative effects at all, i'm stuck with really itchy scalp

 
Old 01-26-2004, 04:34 PM   #4
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We also used a very fine comb (like for a baby) and combed her scalp every day before shampooing. It seemed to loosen the patches of itchy spots. It did take a few months. Good Luck!!

 
Old 01-28-2004, 11:48 PM   #5
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Try not to scratch on the patches or scratch the patches off. That can make it even worse. Neutragena T-Gel shampoo is good. If you use T-Sal it will help loosen the flakes for you, you do not want to scratch or comb hard on her scalp to clear it.

If you go the medicine route, Clobetosol works really well. It is a perscription though, so it takes going to the doctor. Good luck! I hate scalp psoriasis, especially since I love wearing black clothes.

 
Old 03-01-2004, 08:42 PM   #6
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I have pretty bad scalp psoriasis this winter, and have a couple months to wait to get into my dermatologist because she's so booked! Does anyone else have it and have any natural solutions to treat it?
Nizoral. Use Nizoral(shampoo). You can buy it at the grocery store and it works excellent. I use it every morning and a every night. After I get out of the shower I put Jojoba oil on all my problem areas(including my scalp). The oil may make your hair look greasy, but for me its better than having piles of skin falling off of my head all day. Try it, it works.

 
Old 03-02-2004, 03:36 AM   #7
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Re: scalp psoriasis

Hi
I have psoriasis on my scalp, body, eyelids and inside my ears
the best thing I have found for my scalp is old fashioned pure coal tar soap
I purchase this from a "soap factory" in Melbourne Victoria for 75 cents each.
Doesen't smell too good but does stop the itch.
Joanne

 
Old 03-02-2004, 08:10 AM   #8
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I use Head & Shoulders Intensive Treatment. When I am finished washing and rinsing my hair, I pour 2 capfulls of Listerine over my head, rub it into my scalp and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing it out.

 
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Nizoral shampoo worked wonders for me. Being in the sunshine a few times a week seems to help as well.

 
Old 03-02-2004, 08:42 PM   #10
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Hi - I also find that tar based shampoos are the go. Also exposure to UV is also good for psoriasis (well - works for me), not always possible I know but maybe go to a solarium or hire a UV lamp for the winter - mine is always at its best when i have been swimming at the beach!! (summer here so my scalp is looking good at present) Anyway - hope this helps - CHEERS!!

 
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My husband has this condition and his dr has been able to provide a couple of perscriptions that at least offer him some temporary relief. I would recomend that you see a dr about this they can help with a stronger medicine than recomending a shampoo to use.

 
Old 03-04-2004, 05:05 PM   #12
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I have pretty bad scalp psoriasis this winter, and have a couple months to wait to get into my dermatologist because she's so booked! Does anyone else have it and have any natural solutions to treat it?
I have psoriasis and use topical perscription meds for it with some sucess. You, on the other hand, are looking for natural solutions that work. I won't mention what others have already posted. First, consider moving to a dry area or high attitude location such as Dever or near the sea. The sea seems to help for some reason, either because of the salt air or because of a fresh fish diet.

As far as getting sun, yes it helps, but be very careful not to use a topical oinment while in the sun because the oinment intensifies the sun's rays.

I have been told of diets which help but I have no experience with them so I can not vouch for them.

olan

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Old 03-12-2004, 07:51 AM   #13
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I have pretty bad scalp psoriasis this winter, and have a couple months to wait to get into my dermatologist because she's so booked! Does anyone else have it and have any natural solutions to treat it?
Have u tried DENOREX medicated shampoo? it works pretty good with psoriasis it contains coal tar & was made to treat psoriasis.

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Old 03-28-2004, 08:37 AM   #14
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I have had scalp psoriasis for over twenty years. There is nothing you can do to permanently get rid of it, but there are shampoos that help. I have been to two dermatologists, and they both said to use only shampoo that has tar in the ingredients. I have used Neutrogena T/Gel, Polytar and Sebutone Tar Shampoo made by Westwood Squibb. I was also given a RX for Olux foam which you put on your scalp at night and wash out the following morning. It worked fairly well, but it is very expensive and messy.
The worst part is the scaling always returns in a few weeks. I wish someone could come up with someone to control it better.

 
Old 04-02-2004, 02:58 PM   #15
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I know this has already been said but Nizoral shampoo is good for the scalp and if you have psoriasis any where else on the body you should use Psoriasin Gel (topical gel). I had it and now it's gone. You can get the gel at Wal-mart. But please read all the directions and warnings fully! If it works for you please tell others.

 
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