The Do’s and Don’t’s of Scalp Psoriasis

Scalp psoriasis often requires treatments that are different from what’s used when the condition affects other areas of the body, due to the thickness of the skin on the scalp and hair. So before you reach for any creams or medications, here are some do’s and don’ts for handling psoriasis of the scalp.

DO Investigate symptoms
DO Investigate symptoms

Even though half of psoriasis suffers will experience symptoms on their scalp, many mistake the white flakes for dandruff and don’t receive proper treatment until the condition becomes unbearable. And at that point, it can be a tricky condition to manage.

DON’T use harmful chemicals
DON’T use harmful chemicals

For years I used relaxers to straighten my hair, but eventually chemicals became too harsh for my scalp to bare. So I stopped using relaxers and honestly my scalp has improved tremendously. While you may not necessarily be using relaxers or perms, you might still be using chemicals that are too harsh on your scalp. Healthchild.org provides a list of product ingredients to avoid on your hair, here.

To read the other Do’s and Don’ts click here.

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Just a girl with psoriasis.

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