Don't shampoo everyday. It took me a few years to except this suggestion given to me by my hairdresser. I shampoo with a Tea Tree shampoo, any natural brand works, three times a week. I wash with warm water and conditioner(Jason brand, but natural brand will work here too) everyday. This is an inexpensive treatment so it is worth trying! I have spent thousands of dollars on UV treatments, medications prescribed by my dermatologist, special shampoos only available through my dermatologist; to figure out that shampooing too much just strips the oils that you need. This is a very frustrating condition and is more frustrating when you spend a lot of money on treatments that are temporary. I hope this helps other people.
I've struggled with psoriasis and dandruff all my life. I could not go one day without washing my hair, otherwise, I would get scabs, my scalp would start itching like crazy, and I could not even think of moving my hair around, like to get it out of my face, because I knew the flakes would fall all over my clothes. Sooo embarrassing. Am not sure why it occurred to try baby shampoo, and to my surprise, the scabs, the itching and the dandruff are all gone. I could go up to 2 or 3 days without washing my hair, and am sure I would still not have any problem. Any way, this has been my great experience. Just thought I'd share.
- Listerine Original (yellow colored)
- Clobetasol Propionate foam
- Spray bottle
I have scalp P going on 10 years now so it was really frustrating. Thank God for my thick hair, I was able to hide it from the public but not from my barber. So been searching for something to control it (really can't get rid of P)then bumped into this website. 1st, I tried the psoriasin ointment, it controlled the itching but the P not so much and my scalp was always reddish. Then I moved on to glycerin and aloe regimen, it took at least a week to see the results but very promising. Still, I am looking for something with a faster result so time to try the listerine solution. While browsing for a cure, I also bumped into the clobetasol foam and nizoral solution from a different website so I kept that in mind. While at work, what the heck, I figured why not combine all 3 and see what happens. I asked my derma to prescribe me clobetasol and got it from walgreens. So day 1, just came from work. Rinsed my scalp with water, pat it dry then sprayed listerine on the scalp, let it sit for 8 minutes then washed it off with nizoral shampoo. Ate dinner and let my hair dry out. After dinner, applied clobetasol generously. Went to bed and woke up 40\\% of my scalp P gone. I have a large grin on my face. So day 2, applied listerine again, took a shower, dry hair, applied clobetasol then went to work. Got home and started the nightly routine. Day 3, woke up and 95\\% clear. I was so freaking happy. Incredible results. Now I am on day 6 and just applying listerine in the morning to keep my scalp P at bay. I hope this solution helps out. Thanks
I use Listerene mouthwash (or store brand original yellow mouthwash). It works like a charm. I wash my hair with store brand T-Gel type shampoo and rinse it out well. I follow that up with a cap full of mouthwash. It will tingle for a bit. Then I rinse it out (most of the time). Dry and brush my hair. Has worked well for me for many uears now.
I've had psoriasis for 38 yrs with it the worst on my scalp. I've done light therapy, steroids, medicated shampoos & conditioners (including prescription strength), aromatherapy & essential oils, topical ointments & creams...EVERYTHING you can think of and nothing has worked as fantastic as Vicks Vapor Rub! Yep, you read right, Vicks Vapor Rub. I apply it to my scalp lesions (my entire scalp and back of my neck are affected.)and the menthol is so soothing. Once my entire scalp has bee treated I put a processing cap on (a shower cap will work too) and leave it on several hours. In some cases I leave it on overnight. I admit, it can be very difficult to wash out but don't let that deter you! From the immediate soothing it provides to tight, itchy skin to the complete removal of crusty, thick plaques of skin it's an absolute miracle!
Hey all. I don't usually post on health forums, but I've been dealing with a bad case of scalp psoriasis for about a year now, and felt the need to share what I discovered to be a natural, easy remedy for such a physically and psychologically affecting disorder.
Here's the list of things you'll need.
1. Glycerin (pure) - can be bought at any Walmart or drug store for about $5.
2. Aloe Vera (plain, non-additive type)
3. Neutrogena T/Gel - about $7 at your local Walmart or drug store.
4. Neutrogena T/Sal - should be on the same shelf as T/Gel. Roughly the same price.
5. Good conditioner. Preferably one with tea tree oil in it.
Here's the process on applying all of this together (this is a seven day a week evening regimen):
Apply Glycerin and Alo Vera to scalp and lather/let sit for about 45 minutes. Rinse.
Alternate each night between T/Gel and T/Sal. Let shampoo sit for about 3-minutes per application and rinse.
Apply conditioner, letting it sit for about 60 seconds before rinsing.
After only a couple of days of following this routine, you'll notice an INCREDIBLE difference in the health of your scalp and hair. No longer do I deal with nasty, itchy, scaly patches and/or flakes. In fact, I'm comfortable enough now to let my girl friend run her hands through my hair. It works that well! I swear, give this routine a shot as soon as you possibly can if you too are dealing with the horrible condition known as scalp psoriasis.
I have a severe case of scalp psoriasis which caused excessive hair loss. Tried a number of remedies to no avail. Then I discovered Psoriasin an ointment for multi symptom psoriasis relief. I have been using it for 3 weeks and it has significantly reduced my symptoms. My scalp was covered with placque and the itching was severe. Now the placque has reduced substantially and my bald spots have started to regrow hair. Had a large bald spot in the back of my head and a large one in the front both have started to regrow hair. This product is available in drug stores and it is definitely working for me whereas all the shampoos that I used didn't.
So try it and good luck.
The Body Shop makes a Ginger Shampoo that cleared up my thick plaques in a matter of weeks, after years of being affected. I can't recommend it highly enough.
I dealt with scalp psoriasis for 10 years after my wife fried my scalp while coloring my hair. It was thick, waxy scales that I picked at and would come off in chunks.
After getting laid off from work I decided to cut my hair short, to about a 1/2 inch, and then every day for a month I used 1% hydro-cortisone cream that I bought OTC. It worked! Now I use it once a week for maintenance and I haven't had any recurrance.
Vitamin D and Sunshine ... I've been struggling with scalp Psoriasis off and on for a couple of years. I tried all the OTC shampoos, then my Dr. prescribed some shampoo, all to no avail. She (my Dr.) told me I could take medication that might help, but if it worked, it would be a lifelong prescription. So I started looking elsewhere, places like this forum.
I noticed several people touting the benefits of Vit. D and Zinc supplements, then I noticed other people swearing that exposing it to sunshine is the answer. Then all of a sudden the appropriate synapse connections in my brain lite up, and I remembered my basic nutrition class in collage. No matter how much Vit. D you consume in any given day, it will literally go in one end, and out the other, unused, unless you expose some part of your skin to the sun as a catalyst to start the process of metabolizing it. PEOPLE NEED SUNSHINE!
Now I know all of the alarmist, anti skin cancer dermatologists are going to flame me, but it's the truth, and they can't argue with it. Human beings evolved in the sunshine, not in deep dark caves, but in the sun, and they need a little bit of it, often, in order to process any vit. D they consume.
Bottom line is, I started taking vit. D and Zinc supplements, and making sure I got a little sunshine every day. I'm not talking about a lot, I don't go to the beach and bake myself, I'm talking about going outside in a short sleeve shirt and no hat for at least 15-20 mins. each day ... that's all it takes. You don't even need to expose the areas where the Psoriasis is presenting itself, you just need to let some part of your skin be kissed by the sun, that's all it takes to let your body use it's vit. D.
I'm now Psoriasis free, I'm back on my Johnson's baby shampoo, I'm not taking any supplements, and the vit. D I get in my glass of milk is enough.
Dermatologists should pull their heads out of their butts, and encourage people to get a little sunshine. Not only does it not harm you ... IT'S REQUIRED BY MOTHER NATURE.