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5 Treatments for Scalp Psoriasis


Medicated Shampoos

If you're experiencing a milder form of scalp psoriasis, you might want to explore the treatment options available at your local drug store. There are a number of potential remedies to consider.

Salicylic acid is an ingredient in many medicated shampoos and cleansers. And although it can soften scales, making them easier to remove, it can also make hair more susceptible to temporary loss and breakage.

Another popular treatment for scalp psoriasis is tar, which is often found in specially formulated shampoos. Tar is effective, but it does have a tendency to produce a strong odor and stain bedding, linens, clothing and white or gray hair. One way to combat the smell of a tar shampoo is to follow up a wash with a non-medicated conditioner.

One more treatment to go. Keep reading to find out what it is.


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