Psoriasis of the Scalp and How to Treat It
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Psoriasis of the Scalp and How to Treat It

Psoriasis of the scalp can be rather painful and disfiguring. The disease tends to flare up and subside in cycles. There is no permanent cure for the condition; however, following a diet, taking supplements and adhering to a hair and scalp care regimen will help manage the case better.

What is Psoriasis of the Scalp? Psoriasis Scalp Symptoms

Psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder that is characterized by red angry patches and silvery scales. The red patches on the scalp may be mild or severe. The silvery scales resemble dandruff and may even fall off. The scalp is dry, itchy and may bleed sporadically, especially if you scratch. Temporary hair loss is also known to occur.


What Causes Psoriasis of the Scalp?

The chief reason for the occurrence of this skin condition is that the skin cells replicate faster than normal. The new cells accumulate and do not have a chance to be shed; consequently the skin becomes inflamed, irritated and red. Silvery scales develop overtime.

Psoriasis of the scalp has a genetic link and runs in families. Stress, alcohol, infections, injury to the scalp, and cold, dry air are important triggers.

Treatment for Psoriasis of the Scalp

  • Prompt and appropriate treatment helps reduce the symptoms of the disorder and also decreases the frequency and intensity of flare ups.
  • Topical creams, lotions, shampoos or ointments are commonly used to manage psoriasis of the scalp.
  • You need to watch your diet carefully. Avoid all refined, denatured and processed foods. White flour, sugar, fried, crisps and aerated drinks must e eliminated from the diet. In addition, you must consume flax seeds and sesame seeds daily; they supply essential fatty acids that are known to be vastly beneficial for the management of psoriasis.
  • Experts also recommend starting vitamin A, vitamin E and omega 3 fatty acid supplements; for  a period of 3 months.
  • Stress plays a pivotal role in the triggering of the symptoms of psoriasis. Flare ups tend to occur predominantly due to stressful conditions and emotional upheavals. Thus, you must include some form of de-stressing daily: Yoga, Pranayama, Tai-Chi, Pilates, walking, running, gardening, etc.

Natural Remedies for Psoriasis of the Scalp

  1. Aloe vera and jojoba oil: blend together 2 to3 spoons of aloe vera gel and 10 ml of jojoba oil; and massage in to your scalp. It conditions the hair and the scalp and prevents itching. Aloe vera soothes the scalp and prevents inflammation, whilst jojoba keeps the scalp moisturized.
  1. Carrot seed oil: blend 2 drops of carrot seed essential oil with a base oil, such as, almond oil or avocado oil. Massage daily in to the scalp. Carrot seed oil affords powerful blood cleansing and skin regenerating benefits, making it invaluable for psoriasis.



  1. Wheat germ oil: wheat germ is packed with vitamin E and essential fatty acids, both of which are vital for a healthy skin. Massage in to the scalp and lave on overnight.


  1. Hair mask: keeps the scalp healthy. To make a hair mask for psoriasis of the scalp: mix together half an avocado, 2 spoons of yogurt, 5 ml olive oil and 2 spoons of honey. Massage in to the hair. Leave on for 1 hour and wash.
  1. Flax seeds: consume 5 spoons of roasted flaxseed every day. Flax seed are chockfull of omega 3 fatty acids; which treat psoriasis successfully and prevent aggravations.

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ohh gives me the whillies just reading about this, you see Ionce had this disease and yes you heard right HADI'm just glad it's over, to me it's like you know when you see ahorror movie and someone get's his arm cut off and your like "oohthat's gotta hurt" and you grab your arm for reassurance lol! samereaction I just had, but yeah just glad i'm done with this diseasethanks to the magical cure I found haha! If you want to read aboutmy life and how I got rid of this disease go here:

c ya! - jake