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At the end of last year, I developed a bunch of white patches in my scalp. At first, my scalp felt tight, and then there was an uncomfortable itch. I tried over-the-counter Nizoral and that made the tightness worse and even made my scalp feel like there were small cuts. Then I tried Neutrogena T-Gel. My scalp didn't feel dry, but the itch and patches were still there. After dealing with this for about 3 months, I finally went to a dermatologist.

The dermatologist prescribed, DermaSmoothe because she said it was dandruff. That did not work and was a complete mess. Then I tried sea salt, This worked very temporarily and dried my hair horribly. After another 2 months, I visited a second dermatologist who diagnosed me with scalp psoriasis.

I was prescribed Clobex as a shampoo and Taclonex to rub in my scalp. This worked. The only issue I had was the using for whatever reason when I used Clobex and Taclonex in the same day, I felt myself having slight trouble with breathing. So I skipped the Clobex and used the Taclonex. No problems with breathing and in fact, the patches, dryness, and itching were gone within 3 days.

Unfortunately, I had to take an antibiotic a couple of months ago and guess what....the patches were back. I rubbed some Taclonex on them and they were gone the next day. That helped me to know what the link is with my scalp psoriasis. Since then, I haven't had any patches, but a once in a blue moon itch. Taclonex holds it at bay. I hope this is helpful for someone who is at their wits end like I was.

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Do you have trouble washing the Taclonex out the next morning? I saw improvement with it but I have to work so hard to wash it out that it irritates my scalp even worse.

My hair is falling out so fast that I have to figure something out quick!


I myself have been dealing with red dry thick scaly patches on my sideburn/temple area for the past eight months. In that time I have seen two dermatologists, the first charged $145 a visit (went three times and was diagnosed with scalp psoriasis) During that time I was injected with Cortisone, prescribed Lamisil Tablets, Clobex Spray, and Triamex Cream. I was told to use T-Gel shampoo with Coal Tar and leave it on for several minutes and if possible leave it on and go out in the sun. I tried Vaseline, Baby’s Butt Cream, Vicks Vapor Rub, an Epson Salt Soak, Jason’s Dandruff Shampoo, Apple Cider Vinegar, and other home remedies I can’t even remember. Not seeing any results I decided to go to a Kaiser dermatologist (covered through my insurance and a $5 co-pay) and he diagnosed my problem as seborrheic dermatitis and not scalp psoriasis. I informed him of the medications I was previously prescribed and he said Clobex is a very strong steroid and warned against using it. He basically said I have three options, which were to do nothing and eventually it should probably go away on its own. Number two, I could use a over-the counter cream or number three, try using Fluocinonide Topical Solution (Lidex) twice a day for two weeks along with T/Sal Shampoo with Salicylic Acid 3.0%. Of course I chose the third option and after one week I have seen amazing results. There are no more scaly patches, my skin is smoother and the redness is starting to go away. On top of that the itching is completely gone. He suggested using the medication for two weeks but if it should go away before that to stop using it since the skin will build up a resistance after two weeks and if I should have another flare up in the future to start the process all over again. I hope this helps since what you have might not be psoriasis at all.

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