For a long time now I have had a condition where I get dandruff-like flakes in my hair. I do not believe this is dandruff however, and I have been told this might be psoriasis.
Basically, the symptoms are that the scalp gets very itchy, and when I need to scratch where it’s needed, I find that very small bumps are on the head, of which contain these white flakes – therefore if I scratch often, lots of these white flakes appear. It doesn’t hurt to scratch, although if I scratch often then clearly it will begin to hurt. As far as I can tell there are no ‘spots’ or similar that I’ve read are pertaining to psoriasis.
This is aggravated by stress, being out in hot weather, and also in using certain regular and common shampoos.
Can anyone please comment on whether they think this is actually psoriasis, or something else?
Thanks for your help!
No you have no psoriasis it effects on other body parts with red itchy scars you have only on head like dandruff.Psoriasis starts at the time of weather changes.
You are sensitive for sun rays and heat so wear a cap and wash head something cool like buttermilk , yoghurt homemaid plain or apply lemon juice whicle washing your head. donworry you are O.K deseaseless you have only sensitive skin avoid direct sunrays on head.
Good Luck,be relaxed and enjoy the life.
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My husband has this and we get a lot of sun, and he is “bathes” in petroleum jelly and hydrocortisone cream, and takes epsom salt baths….
Any other NATURAL Psoriasis Home Treatments that you do that I can help him with? He tried honey too.
He feels so itchy and miserable, and don’t “recommend a derm”, I know.
No he has psoriasis. He was been diagnosed a few years back….
when he was at a derm they gave him a UV cream treatment, and he would “tan” / go to uv treatment in a tannig bed.
Whenever we get really burnt hes psoriasis would get remarkably clear, but is hard to maintain.
You’re already doing some AWESOME Psoriasis home treatments yourself. You’ve obviously checked up on this. One thing I’m not seeing you doing is hand/body lotion. The skin HAS to stay moist or have a barrier and not dry out or it’ll start growing in overtime. I have been dealing with psoriasis for over 10 years. Started on my elbows, and then went to my knees and on my legs. I’ve tried about every prescribed option out there cream wise. I even took steroids and it helped but didn’t eliminate the problem. Then the strangest thing happened. I had dehydrated skin so I bought Vasiline Intensive Care Total Moisture lotion and started using it. With my psoriasis home treatments IMMEDIATELY I saw results. Two months later and I can say I have knees and elbows! I hadn’t seen them in years! I can wear tank tops and shorts again without looking like something’s wrong with me. It’s so hard to explain to others who don’t have psoriasis what it’s like and how much it affects my self esteem, having to wear jeans and long sleeved shirts in dead summer and dying from the heat, or wearing something comfortable and having people stare and ask questions. I actually cried more times than I’d like to admit. Now I feel different. It seemed with the other stuff that it would help keep it from expanding and growing, but wouldn’t completely eliminate the growth already there. I can’t believe a few dollars spent on over the counter lotion could do this for me since I’d spent hundreds of dollars over the years on stuff that burned and itched and hurt my fair skin. I’m not a huge testimonial writer, but I’m actually writing the company to say thank you, I feel like me again. I hope it helps, and good luck!
Oh, I did want to add that I use the lotion after my shower in the morning and once again before going to sleep. I don’t have to slather myself all day long like I have with the eucerine *spelling?* cream that made it sore to the touch. I don’t have to keep it wet all day for this stuff to work. I SO hope I’m not a fluke and this might really make a difference for others. Good luck with it! If you need to email me to have someone to talk to I’m more than fine with it. You’re not dealing with this alone.
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- There are numerous treatments on the market but because of its chronic recurrent nature psoriasis is a difficult condition to find a viable treatment for.
- A diagnosis of psoriasis is sometimes derived from the appearance of the skin; there are no known blood tests or diagnostic procedures for psoriasis.
- According to the level and location of the psoriasis Psoriasis sufferers can experience significant physical discomfort and some disability – itching and pain might interfere with basic functions, such as self-care, walking, and sleep.
- Psoriasis can be found in both sexes evenly and may occur at any age, although it most frequently appears initially between the ages of 15 and 25 years.
- About one-third of people with psoriasis report a family history of the disease, and experts have identified genetic signals that point to the condition.
- One school of thought considers psoriasis as primarily a result of excessive growth and multiplication of skin cells. The infection is simply labelled as a fault of the epidermis.
- One belief sees the disease as being an immune-mediated disorder in which the rapid reproduction of skin cells is unrelated to factors induced by the immune system.
- Psoriasis comes about more frequently in dry skin than oily or well-moisturized skin, and essentially after an external skin injury such as a graze or cut.
- To prevent dry skin and reduce psoriasis symptoms, it is essential to not use shower scrubs, as they not only harm skin by leaving tiny scratches, they also scrape off the naturally occurring skin oil.
- Although anti-inflammatory treatments may relieve indications of the disease they do not solve the underlying affliction and may not be the best option for cure.
Hi galen g
Here are some ideas for both an internal and an external approach.
Psorias may be connected with Vitamin D deficiency.
Many people who find that their condition gets better when they spend plenty of time in the sun get relief in the winter by going to a tanning salon and using the UVB booth.
Others have found other ways to get UVB treatment at home without prescription such as buying UVB lights meant for reptiles kept as pets. If your psoriasis is mostly on your extremities, that might be a good solution for you.
The Vitamin D Council is a good site to find out more about how much Vitamin D3 to take internally during the parts of the year when you don’t get enough sunshine. They will also provide information about how to be properly tested to see whether you’re Vitamin D deficient.
The combination of salt water and UVB (simulated beach!) seems to work especially well for some. Regular cooking salt as well as epsom salts can both be effective when dissolved in a tub full of water.
Finally, while researching gallbladder and liver problems I came across studies which found that taking bile salts to aid digestion can help psoriasis. That would make sense from the standpoint that a diseased or sluggish liver can often manifest itself in various skin conditions.
I hope that helps some!