One of my first ever post I wrote for my blog was my struggle with psoriasis. Back then it was engulfing my life. I was covered head to toe and nothing seemed to be working.
Fast forward 4 years and I am no longer suffering as I once did. How I managed to clear up my psoriasis on most of my body is a whole other story but today I want to talk about scalp psoriasis.
It the main area of my body that I still suffer with but I have found some great tricks on managing it, so I wanted to share my tips and hope I can help someone else suffering from scalp psoriasis.
Over the years I’ve have tired hundreds of shampoos to help with my psoriasis, none of which did much in my option.
One day I saw Garnier Ultimate Blends’ Delicate Oats for sensitive scalp and thought I’d give that ago, I didn’t have much hope of it do anything for my scalp and it wasn’t a medicated shampoo but it was only £2 so it wasn’t a waste of money of it didn’t work like all those other shampoos I had brought.
But this shampoo has done wonders for my scalp. It leaves it feeling a lot less aggravated and flaky, my Psoriasis hasn’t cleared complete but this shampoo has made a difference with how angry mys calp used to be.
Cut Those Nail
Nails are a danger. No matter how hard I tried not to scratch the urge always wins and there were many times I have scratched and picked myself until my scalp was covered in blood. We all know that’s never going to help.
I found that as a female getting an acrylic or gel coat on your nails makes them a lot less sharp and you can do a lot less manage with them.
Men, I suggest you cut those nails down or women if you are not fussed about nails. We are only human and we’re always going to scratch that itch so you might as well make sure we do as less damage as possible when you do.
I had tried many scalp solutions over the years be it a over the counter product or prescribed by my dermatologist (steroids or toroidal treatments). None work, in fact, they did more hard them good, they cause my hair to fall out and acne from where it dropped on my forehead.
One scalp solution I do turn too is Exorex, I find it helps reduce inflammation and flakiness.
I also make sure I’m getting enough of the good stuff in my body and I believe you need to treat the inside to treat the outside. So whatever you put I’m your body is going to affect you. Cut out gluten and no alcohol and smoking. I know full well that every time I have alcohol it cause my psoriasis to flare up.
Vitamins such as Vitamin D and Flaxseed Oil are a great way to help gain healthy skin from within.
Do you suffer from Scalp Psoriasis? Would love to hear any tips you have.