Psoriasis and Down syndrome

This is really not my story but my daughters…She has psoriasis on her scalp. I has formed a ring around the crown of her head we have tried many remedy’s none that have worked….She has long hair so that pretty much covers it and when it gets real bad we oil and scrap off the scales…this may last for about 3 weeks…I hate it but it doesn’t see to bother her.

Wish I could find a permanent solution topical the doctor Rx’s don’t seem to work and Dr. will not Rx the internal meds..so we just live with it…ugg

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  • RichardF moderator
    1 year ago

    Sorry to hear that your daughter is having these difficulties theresakd. Scalp psoriasis is pretty common in the community. This article from our editorial team looks at scalp psoriasis, with some treatment information: https://plaquepsoriasis.com/symptoms-affect-body/scalp-head-hair/.

    You mention that you are looking for alternative remedies. This article from one of our contributors looks at natural treatments for scalp psoriasis: https://plaquepsoriasis.com/living/natural-treatments-for-scalp-psoriasis/.

    I hope this information is helpful. Know that you are always welcome here for support and information. Best, Richard (PlaquePsoriasis.com Team)

  • CathyD moderator
    1 year ago

    Hi @theresakd, thanks so much for sharing this with us. It can be so frustrating when nothing seems to really help long-term. Your daughter is so lucky to have such a caring and supportive mother in you.

    This story brought back a lot of memories for me – I had very severe scalp psoriasis for such a long time, and my mum used to spend every evening trying to help me; scraping the scales off and applying medication. Nothing really helped me either at that time. Something that I find helps now, and this is just me personally, is avoiding sulfates in shampoo. I also used a calcipotriol scalp solution which helped greatly at the start to calm everything down. You may have tried this already but I wanted to mention it just in case.

    We have a couple of articles which discuss some other options for treating scalp psoriasis, which I thought may be helpful:
    https://plaquepsoriasis.com/symptoms-affect-body/scalp-head-hair/
    https://plaquepsoriasis.com/living/natural-treatments-for-scalp-psoriasis/

    Thank you again for sharing with us. We know it is really tough to see someone you love going through this, and we are here to support you. Please stop by anytime!

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