What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is an inflammatory disorder of the epidermis cells. The condition often alternates between periods of remission and of flare ups, where symptoms become more severe.
What does scalp psoriasis look like?
Scalp psoriasis causes the formation of scaly, discolored plaques on the scalp and on the skin around it. The patches can cause uncomfortable itching on the head which can result in dandruff-like flaking.
How to treat scalp Psoriasis
Use reducing ointments or creams containing sulfur and salicylic acid to reduce scalp psoriasis.
- In the evening: apply 2S Cream directly onto the psoriasis plaque(s). Massage well to allow the cream to absorb into the stratum corneum, the upper layer of skin from which the psoriasis flakes form.
- In the morning: wash the hair using Dermictiol Shampoo without forcing the plaques off with your fingers. Forcibly removing the plaques creates further inflammation and can cause plaques to reappear.
How to remove very thick psoriatic scales
If psoriasis plaques are thick and stubborn to remove:
- In the morning, massage a large amount of Extreme Emollient Ointment across the whole scalp and leave it on all day.
- That evening, without washing the Extreme Emollient Ointment off, massage 2S Cream onto the whole scalp.
- The following morning, wash the scalp and hair with Dermictiol Shampoo. This routine first softens the psoriatic plaques and then promotes their shedding.