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How To Stop Scalp Psoriasis

by Michael Marenick on May 24, 2016

How To Stop Scalp Psoriasis

Scalp Psoriasis Can Be Treated

If you suffer from an itchy scalp or have flaking problems you may have scalp psoriasis. Other symptoms include redness and even scaly buildup. You may see these symptoms around the hair line, behind your ears or throughout your scalp. Scalp psoriasis affects everyone differently but even if you suffer with one of these symptoms you surely want to know how to stop scalp psoriasis.

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Treat the Symptoms to Stop Scalp Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an auto-immune skin condition where your body actively over produces skin cells. This can occur on the body, on the scalp or both. Studies have shown that more than 50% of individuals that suffer from body psoriasis also have scalp psoriasis. When your body produces skin cells too quickly the normal and natural exfoliation process is not fast enough to remove the dead skin cells. This causes a build up that can often look grey or silver. This build up is often referred to as plaque. When buildup occurs on the scalp, side effect symptoms occur including itching and flaking which can be very embarrassing. To stop scalp psoriasis you should start with a good over the counter shampoo that is formulated and labeled for the treatment of scalp psoriasis. These shampoos will include an active ingredient that is recognized by the FDA for scalp psoriasis. The two most common active ingredients you will find are salicylic acid and coal tar. Both of these will help to accelerate the exfoliation of the buildup of dead cells on your scalp. Removing the buildup is the first step to stop scalp psoriasis.

Some people may have a more severe scalp psoriasis condition where the plaque buildup is very thick. For cases like this, a quality scalp oil may be needed. Scalp oils are made from a blend of oils that are designed to soften the plaque so it can be removed more easily. Often they are applied in the evening and shampooed out in the morning. This gives them plenty of time overnight to soften the plaque buildup. If the scaly build up is still a problem even after using a scalp oil then you may need to do some gentle scraping with a fine tooth comb to loosen the scales further.

It Takes More Than Just Removing Dead Cells To Stop Scalp Psoriasis

A shampoo and scalp oil will likely help control the buildup of dead skin cells. However, once they are gone you will often notice the redness and itching still occurs. To control these symptoms you will likely need a topical cream. A good topical psoriasis treatment cream should include rich nourishing ingredients that will moisturize your scalp and lock in the moisture so your scalp does not itch throughout the day. The better products will often include aloe, pure essential oils, herbal extracts and even food based ingredients like egg. Eggs are naturally rich in over 70 vitamins, minerals and proteins. It will be easy to use a cream around your hairline and behind your ears. If you have a lot of hair it may be difficult to apply the cream throughout your scalp. Try using your fingertip or a q-tip and apply the cream on any hot spots throughout your scalp. Do not ignore the scalp area just because it is difficult to apply the cream. Without continued treatment to stop scalp psoriasis the skin cells will quickly build up again and cause more problems.

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To Stop Scalp Psoriasis You Must Continue Treatment

Right now there is no cure for psoriasis. The only thing you can do is treat and control the symptoms of your psoriasis. If you use quality products and continue to use them on a regular basis you should be able to make your scalp look and feel normal again. To stop scalp psoriasis you have to stop the symptoms that come from scalp psoriasis.

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