Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin condition that causes rapid skin cells buildup. The skin cell buildup causes scaling on the skin. The common symptoms include flaking, inflammation, and thick, white, silver, or red patches of skin. There are no permanent cure for it, home remedies and psoriasis treatment manage mild symptoms and soothe the skin and gives comfort. There are many types of psoriasis, and one such commonly found type is Scalp Psoriasis. In this case, the condition affects the scalp, forehead, back of the ears, and neck. This article provides you with the basic and effective home remedies to treat scalp psoriasis. These remedies can be tried when the disease is mild and at initial stages. In case the skin rashes are more then we recommend you meet dermatologists. Nubello Aesthetics has expert dermatologists and provides the best scalp psoriasis treatment in Mumbai.
What causes scalp psoriasis?
As psoriasis is an autoimmune skin disease, genetics is one of the main cause for scalp psoriasis. People with a family history of scalp psoriasis are more likely to have the condition. Apart from genes, those with HIV, stress, and obesity are more likely to get this condition. Chain smokers are also more likely than others to have this condition. Here are the common points that trigger and sets off scalp psoriasis, these are:
- Infections, including strep throat or skin infections.
- Skin injuries, such as cuts, scrapes, insect bites, or severe sunburn.
- Regular smoking.
- Frequent drinking
- Vitamin D deficiency
- Medications such as lithium, high blood pressure drugs, antimalarials, and iodides.
Home remedies treat scalp psoriasis.
1. Aloe vera
Aloe vera has properties known for healing skin conditions. This helps to reduce redness and scaling related to scalp psoriasis. Look for creams that contain 0.5 per cent aloe vera. Apply this cream 3 times per day to keep the scalp moist.
2. Apple cider vinegar
Choose organic apple cider vinegar, dilute it with water 1:1 ratio and apply on the scalp. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash with cool water. You can try this every alternate day. Avoid this when your scalp is bleeding or if you have any open wounds. This soothes the itching and burning scalp. This is one of the safest ways to treat scalp psoriasis, which may take up to a month to show effects.
3. Baking soda
Baking soda is another quick and easy way to treat scalp psoriasis. Mix a glass of water with 1 tbs of baking soda. Use cotton buds and apply the mixture on the scalp. Leave it for 20 mins and wash with cool water. While bathing you can pour the solution on the head and wash it gently. On regular usage, this gives relief from itching and inflammation.
4. Garlic and Coconut oil
Garlic has strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidants properties. These properties improve skin condition and prevent skin infections. Coconut oil reduces scaling and healthy fats from the oil boost skin moistures. Mix pureed or pressed raw garlic along with coconut oil in 1:1 ratio and apply on scalp for 20 mins. Wash with cool water. This can be used on a daily basis.
Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. A herb and cooking ingredient which reduces symptoms of scalp psoriasis when taken as a daily turmeric supplement. Powdered turmeric in cooking can heal the condition from within. 1.5 – 3 grams of turmeric per day is considered to be safe and possibly helpful.
These home remedies are safe and effective and can help in soothing the scalp psoriasis but are not a proven cure. These work well on mild scalp psoriasis but when the skin condition is more aggressive, we recommend that you should consult and doctor before trying home remedies. Visit Nubello Aesthetics and get a free consultation today on Scalp Psoriasis Treatment.