Psoriasis can be troublesome to cope with, but those who have the condition on their scalp face some of the worst symptoms. With the scales intertwined with hair, it is difficult to get treatments on the area correctly, and you also face the problem of unwanted hair loss. Here are some tips to make your condition a bit more bearable.
Don’t Pick Scales
While it is important to remove the scales that form on your scalp, you should never pick at them. Picking at the scales can make your scalp bleed. It can also take hair off with the scale, leaving bald spots. Instead, use a soft brush to gently remove the scales.
Keep Nails Short and Filed
Because psoriasis is very itchy, it is important to keep your nails trimmed as low as possible and filed smooth. It can be very difficult to refrain from scratching your scalp when psoriasis flares. Scratching at the area can cause you to lose hair, and it can also cause bleeding and the formation of scabs that are difficult to care for.
Don’t Just Use Medicated Shampoo
Medicated shampoos can greatly relieve symptoms of psoriasis of the scalp, but these medicated shampoos will dry out the healthy skin of your scalp, as well as your hair. Instead of washing your hair with the medicated shampoo every time, try alternating between medicated and non-medicated shampoos to keep your hair and scalp healthy.
If you suffer from psoriasis of the scalp and your over-the-counter treatments don’t seem to be helping, there may be additional treatments available. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule your appointment.