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6 THINGS TO AVOID IF YOU HAVE SCALP PSORIASIS

Scalp psoriasis can be very uncomfortable, but find the right treatment and avoid these 6 pitfalls, and you can keep your scalp inthe best condition possible.

1. Dry skin Keep your scalp hydrated by using a moisturizing shampoo every time you wash your hair.

2. Itching and scratching Never pick at scales or sore patches of skin ­– this will make the condition worse!

3. Dry, cold weather The weather can have a big effect on psoriasis. Cold, dry weather can make the symptoms appear worse, so make sure to wrap up warm in winter and consider getting a humidifier to take the edge off the dry air.

4. Certain medication Tell your doctor about any medication you take and ask whether it might affect your psoriasis.

5. Stress Stress is often linked with flare-ups, so try to reduce stress and anxiety. Meditation and yoga are a good place to start.

6. Alcohol It’s thought that excessive alcohol consumption may worsen psoriasis symptoms, so drink in moderation. If you’re taking psoriasis medication, check whether it’s okay to drink alcohol while taking them.

How should you treat scalp psoriasis? Scalp psoriasis is a somewhat rare skin disorder, affecting about 3% of the population. If you haven’t yet been diagnosed with the condition, it’s worthwhile to check to see if your symptoms are the result of a more common scalp flaking disorder like seborrheic dermatitis.

Try using Clinical Strength Shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis.

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But remember, Head & Shoulders is not a treatment for scalp psoriasis, so if you have tried our other shampoos and the symptoms don’t improve, ask your dermatologist if you have scalp psoriasis and how to treat it.

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