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Psoriasis on scalp - what can I do?

(17 Posts)
MaitlandGirl Sat 19-Nov-16 22:53:51

My B12 levels are really low again and I've developed psoriasis on my scalp sad it's really sore and itchy and last night I scratched so much I made my head bleed.

I've got thick hair and it's really hot here so lots of sweaty scalp issues sad

Is there anything I can do as a home remedy to calm it down until I can get into the GP for more blood tests and another B12 injection?

BusterGonad Sun 20-Nov-16 06:44:48

I had this last night, I didn't realize it was related to B12. I just whacked on loads of Vaseline, it's not a cure I know but it temporarily stopped the inch. My friend many many years ago used coal tar soap on the damaged skin.

OhYouBadBadKitten Sun 20-Nov-16 13:08:36

I didnt know b12 had an effect. I'm currently using steroid solutions on mine.

Coconut oil slathered on then a shower cap for as long as you can bear it. (overnight?) Wash it out using shampoo on your dry hair before adding water.

PuppyMonkey Sun 20-Nov-16 13:10:12

Go and buy some T Gel from Tesco.

goddessofsmallthings Sun 20-Nov-16 19:07:38

I get patches of psoriasis on my scalp. The only shampoos that work for me are Polytar and Capasal, both of which I buy on eBay,

As even the Capasal shampoo with coconut oil can be harsh on the hair, I use Kerastase Elixir Ultime conditioner to 'put the goodness back in' which is how I think of it. smile

civilfawlty Sun 20-Nov-16 19:10:01

I second capasal. But I've never managed to get rid of it. sad

nicknamehelp Sun 20-Nov-16 19:10:08

Lush sell a super balm and a soak and float shampoo which i swear by after trying everything.

DramaInPyjamas Sun 20-Nov-16 19:16:42

If mine flares up, I massage some warm olive oil into my scalp - wrap it up with a towel and leave it for a few hours

shampoo-wise I've tried them all, t-gel was the worst for me it dried out my hair and made me feel itchy all the time - but I liked one called Nizoral

DramaInPyjamas Sun 20-Nov-16 19:19:38

Shampoos that contain tea tree tend to keep the itchiness to a minimum

Meadows76 Sun 20-Nov-16 19:21:16

B12? Is this something I should know about? I suffer from psoriasis and my GP and dermatologist never mentioned it

crispandcheesesanwichplease Sun 20-Nov-16 20:32:13

I have dermatitis on my scalp and the best thing I've found is Selsun shampoo from the chemist. T gel shampoo worked well on the scalp but frazzled/stripped my hair.

LineyReborn Sun 20-Nov-16 20:34:43

Rosemary might work. Lots of my friends I've met through having psoriasis say rosemary shampoos and rinses are very calming.

CosmicOwl Sun 20-Nov-16 20:36:05

Moogoo shampoo completely cleared my awful scalp Psoriasis!

ladypirate Mon 21-Nov-16 06:45:40

Aloe vera is the best in treating psoriasis on scalp.

LineyReborn Mon 21-Nov-16 06:50:13

I what form do you apply the aloe vera, ladypirate? I'm collecting a list of natural remedies as I'm trying to swear off steroid lotions and potions and I'm not a massive fan of the smell of tar products because of work meetings etc.

SharkBastard Mon 21-Nov-16 06:55:36

Polytar is the only one that works for me when I flare up! A few days washing with it and it calms right down

KittyVonCatsington Mon 21-Nov-16 07:11:15

nicknamehelp What are the exact names of those Lush products? Would love to take a look!

I find a concoction of Vit B12, Magnesium,
Calcium, Vit D3 and odourless garlic help stop the incessant itching. Currently having been using online Katharine Botanicals Natural Psoriasis shampoo and conditioner but as with every treatment, it often starts to become 'immune' to it (am passed the steroid ones being useful now, for example)

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