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Scalp psoriasis

Any one know the best treat ment for itchy scalp with patches of psoriasis? I have tried stuff from doctors by they are usually steroid based, I have looked at many different scalp tonics etc, but many of them have alcohol denat as a main ingredient!!! I've always been told alcohol denat is bad, any ideas? Thanks

  1. Hi ,

    An itchy scalp can be so aggravating!! We're all different, but personally I've found coal tar shampoo very helpful. I also discovered that sulfates in my regular shampoo were really irritating my scalp psoriasis. I do have a prescription treatment (that doesn't contain steroids), however I hardly have to use this anymore since avoiding sulfates and using the coal tar shampoo occasionally. The prescription is called calcipotriol scalp solution, just in case you want to discuss that with your doctor.

    I know quite a few of our community members have mentioned finding tea tree and/or peppermint shampoo and conditioner very soothing for the itch. Coconut oil is another popular remedy. I haven't tried these myself but I did want to mention them. I also wanted to share the following search results for our site: - there's a lot of information on the different ways of managing scalp psoriasis, which I hope will be useful.

    I hope you'll get some more input from the community here. Please let us know if you find anything that helps. Best of luck! -Catherine, Community Moderator

    1. Thanks, i will check about that stuff you mentioned, I have diprosalic,but Im not keen on using steroid based stuff all the time

      1. , I totally get where you're coming from - I feel the same way about steroid-based treatments. I really hope you can find something that will help. Scalp psoriasis seems to be so stubborn sometimes! -Catherine, Community Moderator

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