Do you have scalp psoriasis? It is one of the most common forms of psoriasis, with over half of all psoriasis sufferers suffering from it. Having psoriasis of the scalp can be embarrassing and very uncomfortable. To help you get the best out of your natural scalp treatment I’d like to share the following ten tips with you, I’ve found through my many years of treating psoriasis patients that they are some of the best.
- Avoid scratching your scalp as much as you can. As a practitioner who has seen many patients with scalp psoriasis, I realize that scalp psoriasis can be extremely itchy and most uncomfortable. But scratching, however, canÂ make your psoriasis considerably worse and can cause the scalp to bleed. It also can cause scarring, hair loss, and even an increased risk of an infection of your skin.
- Relieve that itching scalp by treating your psoriasis naturally. When your scalp psoriasis clears, the itching will stop. Be sure to follow my Psoriasis Program, this will significantly decrease the healing time of your psoriasis.
- Shampoo with a natural shampoo, but go gently. Rubbing a chemical shampoo into your scalp may seem best because that’s what your dermatologist told you, but itâ€™s not. There are several potentially significant side-effects. Rubbing, scrubbing, and scratching your scalp along with chemical preparations tend to make scalp psoriasis only worse. Always use a natural product for your scalp or your skin.
- Remove any psoriasis scales with care.Â I understand that it is important for you to loosen and remove the scale build-up on your scalp, but you must do this gently and NOT forcibly. Picking and scratching at psoriatic plaques can cause your scalp psoriasis to flare significantly. Picking plaques can also lead to unsightly and visible hair loss.
- Use a natural scale softener. A scale softener can help to remove those stubborn patches of psoriasis much more easily. Softening these patches also allows natural skin care products that you apply to the psoriasis to work better. When applying medicine to your scalp, be sure to lift your hair out of the way and try to avoid those chemical or pharmaceutical preparations on your skin. This helps ensure that you won’t be absorbing all those harmful chemicals and in addition that you will be applying the medicines to your scalp and not your hair.
- A stressful lifestyle will only make your psoriasis flare-up. Scalp psoriasis can be stressful in itself, but regular (and often unnecessary) flare-ups can be even more stressful. Leading a hurried and worried life, however, can make matters worse. Stress can worsen psoriasis because it increases your stress hormone cortisol which increases inflammation. Please make sure you read the information on this website with regard to adrenal fatigue, it may be the best tip on this page!
- Quality sleep is essential. When it comes to psoriasis, I recommend plenty of rest and learn in particular how to develop good sleep patterns if you want to achieve the best possible results. A natural and holistic psoriasis treatment approach includes plenty of good sleep.
- Eat the right kind of foods. Your diet can and will have a significant effect on your psoriasis. Follow The Psoriasis Diet if you are serious about improving your scalp psoriasis as much as you can.
- Be sure to avoid foods that increase inflammation. It is not only important to eat the right kind of foods, it is equally important to avoid foods that increase your likelihood of inflammation. An anti-inflammatory diet approach will go a long way towards reducing those flare-ups.
- Understand it is going to take time. Consider a four-month natural psoriasis treatment program at the very least. There are no quick psoriasis cures, and anyone who tells you that it is possible to “quickly cure psoriasis” is a quack and should be avoided.
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