Dare To Wear Black Again
If you have plaque psoriasis and suffer from scalp psoriasis, because of this condition, you know how frustrating this can be. You are always self conscious of itching or touching your scalp in fear that you will flack of scales of skin onto your collar or shoulders and embarrass yourself, your spouse or your family.
Whether you have a mild, moderate or severe case of this skin disorder you know the time and energy you put into treating this condition and how most of the time it seems you are just wasting your time. The main reason is it is very stubborn and just doesn’t seem to want to heal up and go away.
We are going to look at some proven methods that have been effective for a lot of other people with the same condition so you can use them and get some of the same positive results that they have. Some people can get away with using OTC psoriasis treatment and some will have to get prescription medications.
Over the counter psoriasis shampoos are typically the products to use to deliver the medication to the scalp. The shampoos have chemicals like salicylic acid or coal tar on them. Salicylic acid is very good for softening and lifting the scales of the psoriasis, leaving a clear patch without scales and then using a coal tar based shampoo afterwards works wonders. The reason this works is coal tar actually slows down the growth cycle of the skin. So, if you have the flacks off and slowing the growing cycle keeps your scalp healthier for longer periods of time. Soaking in sea salt baths is also a good maintenance regiment for your body and the scalp.
Getting out in the sun on nice days is also beneficial. The UVB rays, that you get naturally from the sun also slows skin cell growth. If you cannot get out in the sun, there is UVB light treatment equipment now available online. They have brushes and comb, hand held devices made just for this procedure.
Prescriptions drugs (oral or injections) might be your alternative if you are dealing with a severe case. Medications like cyclosporine, methotrexate, corticosteroid, oral retinoids or oral vitamin D derivatives are the most common treatments. If this does not work, the next step would be biologicals or immunomodulators. These have names like ustekinumab, infliximab, etanercept, efalizumab, alefacept and, work by not allowing communication between cells in your body’s immune system.
We know this can be frustrating, we hope this has helped you. Remember to see you family doctor and always take responsibility for your own health and do your own research.