Psorasis of the scalp is easily recognizable. The scalp appears very dry, and can have scaly dry skin or heavily crusty and plaque like areas.
Psoriasis is a chronic disorder of the skin. It affects about 2% of the world’s population, and is not contagious. It can affect many areas of the body including the scalp, elbows, knees, hands, and feet. Psorasis of the scalp is the most common form of psoriasis.
Scalp psorasis can be very mild or quite severe. While the exact cause of psorasis of the scalp is unknown, most researchers agree that the immune system is mistakenly triggered, which in turn speeds up the growth cycle of skin cells.
There is no cure for psoriasis of the scalp. The goal of treatments for scalp psorasis is to limit the regularity and severity of outbreaks.
There are two major problems with psoriasis medications. 1 - they have severe side effects, and 2 - they are not safe to use long term.
Steroids, for example, can cause skin thinning and can damage internal organs. Drugs like Dovonex, Cyclosporine and Tazorac have severe side effects that include worsening of the psoriasis, swelling, skin pain, stinging or burning. Using phototherapy can be extremely dangerous since it leaves the skin more susceptible to skin cancer.
As a result, many people look into natural treatments. Natural treatments have no side effects, and often work better than other psoriasis medications.
In fact, many medical researchers believe that natural treatments will eventually lead to a cure for scalp psorasis. They believe that since psoriasis affects the immune system, if you could build up and strengthen your immune system, you could possibly eliminate psoriasis permanently.
Medications can't strengthen your immune system, but natural treatments can.
At Healthy Skin Guide, we strongly believe that natural treatments are the best option for treating psoriasis of the scalp.
The problem with natural treatments is that there are many of them, and they are untested and unproven. It is difficult to find one that works.
For this reason, Healthy Skin Guide has conducted an extensive search for a safe and effective natural treatment for scalp psorasis. After much time and effort, we have finally identified a treatment that we are confident in recommending.
It is a two-step treatment. First, Thena Healing Cream is used topically for relief from the symptoms of psoriasis. Then for long-term relief, Zenmed Skin Support Supplement is taken to build up the immune system. These all-natural treatments combine to address the source of the problem, not just the symptoms. They work to build up your immune system, which is the key to long-term relief from psorasis of the scalp.
If you have any questions about psoriasis of the scalp, please write to us. If you have used any treatments for scalp psorasis and want to share your experience with our readers, please contact us.