My sister and I suffer from psoriasis on our scalps which as many of you will know is highly embarrassing as quite large flakes of dandruff are produced and very difficult to get rid of. Initially, we thought that it was our shampoos and conditioners that were potentially making our scalps more irritated because of all the ingredients and chemicals used in them. Hence, we changed not less than ten brands of shampoos in order to find out the suitable one for us.
Past six months, we realized that the flakes are just not going. We have to find out a permanent solution for this irritating and itchy scalp problem. Based on the searches on the internet, we decided to visit a dermatologist and get a scalp test. The condition was then diagnosed as psoriasis scalp.
What is Psoriasis Scalp?
Psoriasis is a condition where skin cells grow at a faster rate than they can be shed, causing excess skin to build up and form scaly patches on the body and due to excessive dryness, the skin gets itchy. It could appear as red patches on the back of head covered with thick silvery white scales, severe itching and hair loss in severe cases.
The word ‘Psoriasis Scalp’ specifies its location i.e. the scalp or head. White flakes on your clothes are one of the indicators and don’t think that it is just simple dandruff. There could be hair loss in severe cases.
Probable triggering factors of psoriasis scalp are cold dry weather, stress, depression, anxiety, some conventional medications such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, drugs related to anxiety disorders and anti-hypertensive. To confirm the diagnosis, a skin biopsy could be done.
Once, the condition is diagnosed, psoriasis scalp treatment is necessary, otherwise, it can lead to low self-confidence, anxiety, depression and even thoughts of suicide in an individual.
Advantages of taking Homeopathic Remedies for Psoriasis