Dermatologists frequently give their patients the following advice to help them get the most out of their therapy for scalp psoriasis:
- Avoid scratching your scalp. Dermatologists understand how itchy scalp psoriasis can be; however, scratching can aggravate psoriasis. Scratching the scalp may result in bleeding. Hair loss can also occur and can be obvious.
- Treat the psoriasis to relieve the itching. The itch will go away after the psoriasis is gone. If you can't wait that long, notify your dermatologist about unbearable symptoms and follow their recommendations for relief.
- Shampoo with care. It may appear like rubbing shampoo into the scalp is the greatest option, but it isn't. Scrubbing, rubbing, and scratching your scalp can aggravate psoriasis on the scalp.
- Carefully remove the scale. You must loosen and eliminate the scale on your scalp to treat scalp psoriasis. Proceed with caution. Psoriasis flare-ups can be caused by picking. Hair loss can also be caused by picking.
- A scale softener is recommended by dermatologists. The thick, obstinate patches of psoriasis can be softened with a salicylic acid-based scale softener. Softening these patches also improves the effectiveness of psoriasis medication. Always move your hair out of the way when applying medicine to your scalp. This ensures that the drug is applied to your scalp rather than your hair.
- Try not to get too worked up. A psoriasis flare-up is a stressful situation. However, being anxious can make things worse. Psoriasis can be aggravated by stress. Hair loss is a common side effect of stress. Finding ways to relax can be really beneficial.
Reference: “Scalp Psoriasis: Tips for Managing.” Scalp Psoriasis: Tips for Managing, www.aad.org, https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/psoriasis/treatment/genitals/scalp-self-care. Accessed 9 May 2022.