How to Manage Scalp Psoriasis

What can you do to manage scalp psoriasis?

How to Manage Scalp PsoriasisMost of the people who suffer from psoriasis get scalp psoriasis. Scalp psoriasis can affect not only the scalp but can also spread to the back of the neck, forehead and even behind the ears.

Unfortunately, psoriasis including scalp psoriasis has no cure but you can manage it. Sometimes you just need to be patient because it takes a few months or more to control it depending on how severe your scalp psoriasis. Before doing any kind of treatment, it is recommended to consult with your doctor to avoid complications.

Here are some steps on how to manage Psoriasis:

1. Avoid scratching your scalp. It’s a reality that scalp psoriasis is very itchy. But scratching can make it worse as it will cause infection and even hair loss.

2. Visit your dermatologist if you can’t handle the itch. Your doctor can prescribe topical or oral medication to relieve the itchiness and treat the psoriasis. The itchiness will stop if the psoriasis clears up.

3. Use a gentle shampoo. Try to use a mild and gentle shampoo when you have a break out. As mentioned above avoid scratching and rubbing even if it’s very tempting. Instead try to massage your scalp gently to avoid irritation.

4. Use a scale softener. Only use scale softeners that are recommended by your dermatologist. These scale softeners usually have salicylic acid. Make sure not to overdo it as it may cause skin irritation.

5. Gently remove the scale. Avoid picking the scales on your scalp to avoid hair loss and infection. Instead, try to gently loosen and remove the scales by using a soft brush.

6. And last but not the least; try to live a stress free life. Scalp psoriasis itself is very stressful but feeling stressed all the time can trigger as well as worsen your psoriasis. Try to find ways to calm down and unwind to help your body and mind cope.

AQI Sensitive Everyday Shampoo and Conditioner are specifically made to soothe dry, itchy and sensitive scalp.

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