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Old 06-15-2005, 10:25 AM   #1
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Psoriasis & OTC Products

My hairdresser just told me that I have psoriasis. She said she noticed it last time, but it wasn't nearly as bad, so she didn't mention it. I now have scaly, itchy patches on my scalp. My scalp is the only area of my body that is affected. I never knew that I had psoriasis, but I used to use a shampoo called psoriasin that helped somewhat. I can no longer find it. The hairdresser said that Wal-mart has a similar shampoo, but if that doesn't work, I should go to the doctor. My questions: can it get worse over time if it is not treated? I don't want to go to the doctor if I don't have to - I was just at the doctor (for an annual exam) and I don't have health insurance. She said it may not be able to be treated, anyway. I just don't want it to spread or become worse. Are there any OTC products that can help? I've tried T-Gel and dandruff shampoos - they help a little, but dry out my hair. Any ideas?

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Old 06-19-2005, 02:42 PM   #2
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Re: Psoriasis & OTC Products

I have tghe same problem and can't get rid of it. My doctor referred to it as dermatitis however. I have used a prescription foam called Luxiq and although it helped somewhat, it did not make the condition go away. I have also used a prescription shampoo called Nizoral. Any other suggestions?

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