Dab the cotton ball on your psoriasis patches. I’m in the same boat. Be careful with it though. Have you tried Demarest? ** Originally posted by MikeK ** 19 Replies, The psoriasis (at least the derm thinks it's P vs seborrhea dermatitis) on my scalp, hairline and forehead is driving me nuts with the flaking ... Instead, Dr. Steven Feldman (Winston-Salem, North Carolina) suggests putting on an ointment or oil-like medication to soften the scale. I sometimes use the Aveeno Colloidal Oatmeal Bars and the salicylic acid products that Mikel recommend. I too find that I pick slightly less when I frequently descale - but that procedure is honestly so tedious I don't so it often enough. Avoid very hot showers or baths, as this can further dry the skin. This discussion is closed to comments. What Is Scalp Psoriasis? save hide report. I have recently switched from Dovonex to Protopic for my scalp P (I shave my head). 4 Replies, ** Originally posted by ct69646 ** I'd like to get through the thick patches on my scalp. Skin issues like seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, and sunburn can cause the scalp to peel off in chunks. So, if you are inclined, I recommend the salts and soaking to help your topicals penetrate. I am on soriataine (for about 7 day snow) and both of my hands and fingers ... Scalp psoriasis is a common skin disorder that makes raised, reddish, often scaly patches. This is one of those "it depends" questions. Good luck,
I use to soak in bathtub and let my scales get soft and gently scrub them with a loofah sponge or pumice stone! Scratching and picking psoriasis plaques. The problem is that I can't stop picking and peeling off the psoriasis (flakes). Important: This sub does not offer professional medical advice; always see a doctor. (This makes it easier for medications to do their job.) ** Originally posted by Mikel ** My son does not how ever use creams or lotions so the advice might be different if he did. get a baby comb or hair brush to gentle remove scales. I also scratched, a lot, and especially at night while I was sleeping. Your hair has that greasy look. I'm sort of new to this P thing. Cookies help us deliver our Services. The nice thing with olive oil is that it washes out of hair pretty easily, not the case with Aquaphor (I tried it once on my scalp and had hair that looked like it was from 1950's for a few days). When there is nothing to pick I have it under control. Me too. My son is only on internal meds (MTX). 1.)
Don't use your fingernails to scrub your scalp when you wash your hair. ** Originally posted by JustDucky ** https://new.reddit.com/r/Psoriasis/wiki/index?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf. Even when I descale there are still scales. Tea tree oil (diluted) has been very good for controlling my psoriasis, I like to use a few drops mixed with coconut oil, it helps with the itching/soreness created by me picking and scratching. Tips. Thanks so much.... you can read and read and not quite know what to do. Try other over-the-counter psoriasis products, including salicylic acid, to scrub off the scales. 16 Replies, Is this not recommended I dont want to look like some monster from the blue lagoon loose in public or school. Fay. Maybe just good at google searches.. ** Originally posted by momeliza4 ** be gentle and then using Clobetasol solution worked amazing for me. On non-scalp areas I have found that a thick coating of Aquaphor before bed makes the plaques slide off in the shower pretty easily. Psoriasis signs and symptoms are different for everyone. Use a product that has 2% salicylic acid. Apply a pea-sized amount of salicylic acid ointment to a clean cotton ball. Psoriasis can also cause inflammation of the joints.
A lot of people apply oil..olive oil, baby oil, etc..and let it stay overnight..then you can get the gush it makes, off in the morning. Protopic is a miracle for my face. 10 Replies, ** Originally posted by JKNY ** After five days of S, my elbows are peeling big time! I hope this helps and once again welcome to the board I'm sure you find this a very informative place. I have also scalp psoriasis and used to pick my scales a LOT and now im 18 and some points of my scalp look like bald. Honestly I understand it is very tedious, I find myself picking a lot more when I’m stressed personally, Heyo. Protopic is working like a dream on my face, ears, nose, forehead but I think it is not able to get past some of the thicker plaques on my scalp. Mikel,
These skin cells accumulate, forming thick silvery scales and dry, red patches that are sometimes itchy or painful. How to Remove Psoriasis Scales. Also, since the scales grow around the hair follicle, we're essentially picking the scales off each hair follicle which definitely damages it over time. It can pop up as a single patch or several, and can even affect your entire scalp. Maybe just good at google searches.. ** Originally posted by pgerpup ** Many community members state they have found over-the-counter moisturizers or emollients that work for them, others find that a prescription from the physician works better. Itching, burning or soreness 5. It helps to remove the scale before applying your creams/lotions. 12 Replies, ** Originally posted by sarah1234 ** I have noticed recently that my P is Peeling more then ususal, I can get a fingernail and flick it off ... That leaves me with my Bald Scalp. I personally use Aveeno Colloidal Oatmeal Bar twice a wek all over to do the trick since it is mildly abrasive and washes away the scale. This skin disease happens when your immune system sends faulty signals and skin cells grow too quickly. It helps to remove the scale before applying your creams/lotions. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, around half of all psoriasis sufferers will experience psoriasis of the scalp. My question is the same as the original question here, what can I do to lift the scale on my scalp. Preparing psoriasis scales An important first step before removing scales is to cover the affected area with either a moisturizer that is thicker in nature or an emollient. My scalp is the very worst it has ever been. I have a rubber band about my wrist, and whenever I get the urger to pick, I snap it. Dr. Menter has very specifically told us not to ever peel or pick at the scales on our son. But dandruff flakes are different from the chunks It will help it get thinner. The scales can actually act as a barrier that prevent the medication from attacking the psoriasis, so loose scales can and should be gently removed. Mikel,
Dermarest (http://www.dermarest.com) makes a moisturizer that has salicylic acid moisturizer that I sometimes use. It was like a strange addiction. Scalp and forehead peeling driving me nuts, http://www.psoriasis.org/forum/showthread.php?t=10988, http://www.psoriasis.org/treatment/psoriasis/topicals/dovonex.php, http://www.psoriasis.org/forum/showthread.php?t=3351&highlight=scaring. Before I knew what I had, in the back of my head, I began to use just plain lotion, on it. I would try soaking the skin before you apply your topicals. Red patches of skin covered with thick, silvery scales 2. Apply more ointment to the cotton ball, if necessary. What oil do you use? You may assume that you have dandruff, but that's not always the case.