A review of current treatment options for scalp psoriasis, which affects half to three-quarters of all patients with plaque psoriasis. 2 Although scalp psoriasis alone involves a small percentage of the body, it can have a profoundly negative affect on a person’s quality of life and self-esteem.4 Therefore, the effective treatment of scalp psoriasis deserves special attention. Topical treatment of scalp psoriasis mirrors the treatment of plaque psoriasis on other areas of the body, with the major difference being the presence of hair making the use of ointments and cream-based products particularly difficult and messy. Therefore, it is essential that practitioners ascertain patients treatment goals and that treatment regimens be tailored to these goals. For decades, Ray Jobling has used a special medicated shampoo to help control his psoriasis. It’s not clear exactly how it works, but one theory is it reduces the production of DNA and therefore new cells. Both the Psoriasis Association and the National Eczema Society have been contacted by many people affected by the problem. So why are coal tar shampoo and bath treatments disappearing?
(4) What are the characteristics of the rash or lesion? Eczema, unlike tinea cruris, more commonly involves the labia majora and scrotum. Homeopathic treatments have come under attack for being no better than dummy drugs. Special Reports. Therefore, any contender who threatens to share their profits is thoroughly discouraged. I have used homeopathic remedies very effectively in the past; my mother was treated very effectively during the menopause with homeopathy where conventional medicine simply gave her more and more pills – pills to counteract the effects of other pills and so on. This is not simply a reliance upon a statistical placebo effect; it’s looking at the patient and saying hang on, his blood pressure’s raised, he has an eczema-like rash and he’s obviously under a great deal of work-related stress, but is an anti-hypertensive, a steroid cream and an anti-depressant really what he needs? Let’s keep an open mind about our alternative treatment strategies. Ito T, Furukawa F; Psoriasis guttate acuta triggered by varicella zoster virus infection. Case Reports, Journal Article; Eur J Dermatol 2000 Apr-
Everyone deserves to have a healthy and shiny scalp, free from dandruff, flakes and itchiness. This is because sulfates acts as detergents and therefore will strip the scalp of its naturals oils -thus leading to the dry itchy feeling. Middle-risk sites include the scalp (mainly the temple), the perineal and genital areas, and acral sites (hands and feet). Furthermore, the establishment of a cutoff of 2mm for differentiating between low-risk and high-risk CSCC deserves special mention. Oral retinoid use reduces cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma risk in patients with psoriasis treated with psoralen-UVA: a nested cohort study.