Scalp psoriasis can affect anyone at any age. More and more people are searching for natural remedies for psoriasis of the scalp.
First know that scalp psoriasis is NOT contagious but it does tend to run in family members. It can appear on the scalp as red, itchy and scaly patches but it can also appear on the forehead, back of the neck and behind the ears. Like other forms of psoriasis, this condition is believed to result from an abnormality of the immune system that causes skin cells to grow too quickly and build up as patches. Further, it appears that psoriasis most often appears on multiple areas of the body and not just one. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, at least half of those with psoriasis have it on their scalp.
Scalp psoriasis can be especially exasperating as the thick scales pinch the skin and the extreme dryness causes severe itching that is very difficult to resist scratching while awake much less when asleep. Unfortunately most sufferers of this condition make matters worse during the sleep hours as involuntary scratching cannot be controlled. Further worsening the problem is hair loss resulting from the thick scales suffocating the follicles as well as the intense scratching. Now let's look at how we can help this disturbing condition.
Can diet help this painful and frustrating condition? While there is no current scientific studies performed on this question, as a firm believer in maintaining a healthy life style I would most affirmatively encourage you to include plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fresh clean water in your daily diet.
I also recommend reading the labels of the products you purchase for yourself and your family! Stay away from highly commercialized and highly advertised products with chemical filled ingredients.
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A natural, moisturizing shampoo is an absolute must with dry scalp conditions on the rise and in today's world full of harsh and drying hair products! I will show you what ingredients to look for in your moisturizing shampoo AND just as importantly, what ingredients to stay away from.
Most of us are exposed to some type of advertising, whether in T.V. commercials, print ads or radio. They promise us beautiful hair, a healthy scalp and a bright future if we wash with "their" special shampoo.You should know that most of the commercial products that millions of people buy everyday, have a drastically higher pH than the pH of a healthy scalp. These harsh shampoos come in at a pH of around 8 which is devastating to your scalp and hair. It is believed that most scalp conditions such as dandruff, flaking scalp, itching scalp, scalp psoriasis and scalp eczema are caused by a fungus that grows on the scalp. Normally this fungus is kept in check as long as the proper pH of the scalp is maintained in a range of between 4.5 and 5.5. So when your scalp's pH is disturbed or destroyed, that's when serious problems can erupt.
I believe in using only naturally made products made with herbal ingredients. I have seen time and time again that using an effective shampoo is critically important. Three highly effective ingredients in an herbal shampoo should include tea tree oil, shea butter and urea . These three ingredients provide a powerful formula to relieving scalp psoriasis symptoms. Here's why:
Tea Tree Oil: Tea Tree Oil has been used for many, many years by people around the world for its' extraordinary medicinal qualities. It has a very helpful restorative effect on skin infections and scalp disorders of every kind.
Shea Butter: This thick, rich butter has a soothing, moisturizing and protecting effect. Shea butter also helps cell regeneration and capillary circulation.
Urea: Medically proven in various clinical studies to add much needed moisture to cells thereby relieving the "pulling" effect which makes the scalp feel tight and itchy.
A natural shampoo doesn't disturb the natural PH of the hair & scalp like most commercial shampoos do. It soothes and hydrates the scalp for long lasting relief and health.
It should be so gentle and mild that it can even be used on babies and small children and be safe for the whole family.
Some people have what I call an "extreme condition", so for those of you experiencing very severe symptoms of scalp psoriasis, I would recommend the following:
For Severe Dry Scalp Conditions: At night before bedtime, rub our specially formulated therapeutic double strength cream into the parts of the scalp affected. A double strength formula penetrates the thicker skin of the scalp deeper and faster. Allow to absorb overnight into the 7 layers of scalp tissue and wash your hair in the morning with pH balanced Herbal Shampoo Treatment. Repeat as necessary until the problem is gone.
For Hair Loss In Men As Well As Women: Follow the same procedure as above but more frequently to unpack the dry, damaged cells that lie 7 layers beneath the scalp surface. This is critical in bringing balance back to the scalp so that the hair follicles can thrive and further hair loss can be prevented. This process can greatly stimulate a rejuvenation of hair growth due to this restored balance.
Dear Nanette, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder, Pemphigus Vulgaris. I had
extensive mouth, scalp, nose, throat and skin ulcers and blisters. I had
serious allergies to topical medications prescribed and the condition worsened.
One month before diagnosis and treatment with prednisone I started using your
Herbal Treatment Shampoo and my scalp began healing! By the time I started
prednisone to put the condition in remission my scalp was nearly clear with a
small area of damaged skin that I applied Double Thera cream to nightly. I
hope the hair I lost will grow back in. I am continuing to use Double Thera
cream on my body as well to help heal and fade the skin damaged by ulcers. I am
so grateful to have effective products like yours for healing! L.M., CA, USA
Hi Nanette, I have had this skin rash or eczema for almost 2 years.... & constant itching made it worse. I tried a few herbal natural remedies but they did not work. I also tried milk thistle to cleanse the liver & kidney but they still did not help my eczema. After searching & searching on the web for more natural remedies, I found your website. So I ordered your Double Strength TheraCream and your Herbal Shampoo Treatment and I continued to apply the cream 2-3 times per day. After 15 days my eczema is getting better & the horrible itching is almost gone. Here are my pictures after 15 days and I am thrilled to say that the back of my neck is healing very nicely. Thank you so much Nanette for developing healthy alternatives in skin care that actually works.....I appreciate it very much! Warmly, Jinga
When I came to you I told you that I had psoriasis on my scalp for a year and nothing I had tried helped. All the different products I used had actually dried out my scalp and hair to the point of breaking and damaging my hair. I followed the program you recommended and in just a few days, my scalp was beginning to get better and one other thing I didn't tell you when I first saw you was that I also had psoriasis just behind my right ear. Well, that cleared up too! Natural and pure remedies are now what I prefer. J.R.,Fort Lauderdale, FL
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