What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis shows you on your skin as a red, raised, and scaly patch of skin. It has been known to appear in a single patch or several. When on your scalp, it can cause hair loss and dandruff-like flaking. It is essential to schedule a consultation with the professionals at Freedom Clinic in Toronto, CAN as soon as you notice. Beginning treatments early can help stop it from spreading and causing other issues like hair loss and infection. Psoriasis is an immune system related problem. It can be triggered by several factors, including stress. If left untreated, psoriasis can create thick, crusty sores leaving you feeling itchy and irritated. The quickly growing skin will start to build up in patches. Attempts to scratch the area often leads to bleeding, so it is important to try not to scratch affected areas. Instead, apply a topical product to help control the itch.
Freedom Clinic is Here to Help Treat Your Scalp Psoriasis
Almost half of the patients diagnosed psoriasis have it only on their scalp. If you don’t get it treated quickly, it can spread to your forehead, nose, and beard area in males. Unfortunately, there is no cure yet for psoriasis, but there are plenty of over-the-counter and prescribed treatments that can help. The team at Freedom Clinic is here to help during your initial consultation. The suggested treatment will vary depending on the extent of the problem and whether it has spread to other areas. Sometimes, patients may need to be referred to a dermatologist for treatment.
Stop the Itch and Keep Your Hair
One of the main issues with scalp psoriasis that leads to accelerated hair loss is the itch it causes. When your sores start to itch, try your best not to scratch or rub them. Scratching may help ease the pain caused by the dryness at the moment, but it can lead to far more damaging results. The broken skin and excessive bleeding may turn into hair loss and infection. There are options it help stop the itch outside of scratching, try applying the items below for better relief:
- Petroleum Jelly
- Cold Water
- Ice Packs
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Tea Tree Oil
Call Freedom Clinic to Keep Your Scalp Psoriasis in Check
If the pain you are experiencing from psoriasis continue or become too severe, please reach out to the experienced team at Freedom Clinic for help. During your consultation, we will evaluate the extent of your sores and develop a personalized plan of attack to help you stop the itch and maintain your skin and hair.