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    I started having pain on my scalp 3 years ago and my hair hurts so much on some areas. I'm now 30years of age. I have had Biopsy done but nothing was found. I got steroid injections to reduce the sensitivity on the scalp but this didn't work. Its a big patch now and have to wear a wig. My scalp is so painful on the bald area and it feels like my own hair is piercing me on touching. It sometimes feel sore like I hve had a scalding on the scalp. I don't know wht to do, Please help.





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    i have the same problem, im losing my hair at the front of my head and my hair is so sort, it is horrible to come and i try not to. Ive been to my doctor and they have been useless. I cant help but just wanted you to know that you are not alone.

    Hi, i have a scalp condition that i would describe as acne. The spots mainly appear around my hair crown but they also spread accross my whole scalp at times.It is quite embarissing when having to get my hair cut and can be rather uncomfortable and painful at times. I'm currently trying medicated shampoo but this doesnt seem to be working. Any ideas?





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    Any advise on severe scalp psoriasis, I suffered with dry and flaky scalp with red patches all over my scalp. Please help...





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    Alposyl shampoo and e45 shampoo are a starting point. Apply to wet hair and soak for several minutes which will soften up any flakes and aid removal when the scalp is rinsed. Seek a GP. They can prescribe you with exorex lotion which can be applied to scalp. This slows down the rate of skin cell production and eases itching. If this doesn't ease the scalp psoriasis your GP on your second visit may refer you to a dermatologist who will have the ability to prescribe various stronger treatments including UVB phototherapy and topical steroid creams with salicylic acid (the steroid clears the psoriasis and the salicylic avid breaks down the flakes). If the above has no effect then your dermatologist may recommend biological treatments or drugs that dampen the immune system to stop the psoriasis patches releasing chemicals causing inflammation. These are usually reserved for the most stubborn and extreme cases. Hot weather will make your scalp psoriasis a lot more itchy. Shorter hair may help keep scalp cooler and will help with applying topical treatments. Olive oil, glycerin, are good to moisten the scalp which shall reduce itching amd help remove flakes. Even better if you soak it in your hair overnight. Most treatments that are available on shelves in stores will not really help with reducing the red appearance. This will require the help of your doctor or dermatologist.

    I'm suffering from a very itchy scalp (small red lumps), and this is causing me to scratch my scalp and pull out the scabs. I have tried everything over the counter and have even been to see my doctor but she said it isn't scalp posariasis and was unable to diagnose my problem. This has been on-going for about 4 years now and is increasingly getting worse.





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    Hi, i've suffered with psoriasis since i was about 5 years old, however about 2 years ago it became itchy. My doctor put me on to a shampoo called 'polytar liquid' that delt with the itchiness. The product is not specifically for psoriasis but for ithcy, dry scalps so it may help. Your able to buy in supermarkets or at the chemist with out the need for a prescription, i hope this has helped

    I would ask to see a dermatologist as scalp psoriasis can look like little red pustules as well as flaky white patches. I have scalp psoriasis and use something called betnovate which works but thecondition never disappears for long unfortunately. Anyway get your gp to refer you to see a specialist.

    I am a 19 year old male my symptoms for nearly the past year is that i have hair loss and hair thinning but it is accompanied by a daily itch on my scalp especially on the top of my scalp and sometime it intensifies so much causes me to feel very depressed and whenever i try to relive the itch it pains. Also when my scalp is itching my scalp appears red ton the whole top of my scalp. i have been to my doctor, a dermotologist and a qualified tricologist at the institute of tricology and they all say different things to me. my dermotologist say's i have folliculitus and androgennic Alopecia but the ticologist say's that i do NOT have male pattern baldness as i am also have thinning and hair loss on the sides of my scalp and on the back but says that i have telegon effluviam. This is all well an said but they don't seem to deal with the scalp pain and tenderness that i am going through. On another note whenever there an itch there is hair loss as well, i also seem to be losing hair from my eye brows and eye lashes and my eyes seem to always itch and sting whenever i try touch them after i have touched my hair. I have also been told that my hair seems to look very crimpled as well whereby it looks unhealthy and that some hair are easily broken if thats any help. on another note when looking at my hair strands as one does when being worried about hair loss my hair is noticibly thinner near the root tip then the top og the hair strand is this normal?





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    Hello, I have been suffering from folliculitis of the scalp for fout years now. My scalp is always itchy, have bumps/rash all over my scalp, my hair has suddenly become dry and really lacks lustre and it recently started spreading to my berad area, all over my face.my face is all disclored(blemishes) every where,with unwanted hair growing from my cheek. What can I do to get rid of this once and for all, cos its really affecting my skin all over.





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    does scalp psoriasis make the head and scalp smell????





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    I have had scalp psoriasis for many years which seems to be getting worse spreading and no treatment has ever worked. I watched an episode of embarrassing bodies when a lady had her scalp steamed then all the scales were combed out. Can you please let me know where I can get this done. Thank you





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    i am 10 weeks pregnant and have never had scalp psoriasis until 8weeks ago..can pregnancy trigger it?i have been given shampoo,s by the doctor which are not working..im losing loads of hair and pick at my scalp all day...help please...advice greatfully recieved!!





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    i am pregnant and my psoriasis seems to be going im 12 weeks now and its all clearing up

    Hi, I'm a 18 year old male and I have a problem with my scalp and around my eyes which involves a lot of dry, flaky skin, sometimes It can get really thick, it gets really itchy and always flakes on a day to day basis also it is really visible on my scalp and can sometimes get scabby. i have tried using special shampoos and weaker strength ones but still no change, any ideas?





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    Hi I am 13 and my scalp is always itchy, it has spots on it but these spots are like scabs I have a habit of picking them of, sometimes the spots are red but they are mainly a orange colour a bit like wax it is very embarrassing for me and sometimes very painful, I live in Spain so when my scalp is in the sun it is very painful, please help x





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    you probably have psoriasis. kind of like eczema, most of my family suffer from it so you are not alone, it is quite common. hop it gets better :)

    Hi, I have had psoriasis for about 14 years, it started on my body and then had small patches on my scalp but my skin was so painful. The worst parts were all around my chest, which hurt wearing a bra or sports tops and would end up splitting and bleeding. Eventually after trying endless different treatments I was recommended light treatment, it was great and after 6 months it was almost gone. However now it has come back with avengence, my scalp is completely covered,my hair is falling out, and it doesn't help being a firefighter, so having to wear heavy and hot uniform and a helmet is painful and uncomfortable. I can deal with it on my body but my scalp I am struggling with, my confidence is shot and it's completely grinding me down. Everything i seem to try becomes ineffective the minute I get hot or sweaty then I'm back to square 1.





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    I have it really bad on my scalp, I've had it for over 10 years n tried everything possible. The only thing I had discovered that works is Tony n guy shampoo , give it a go my scalp is now clear and I feel great. The only problem I have is that I also have it on my face and it can get very painful and bleed if any1 has any ideas for that thanks.

    I have had scalp psoriasis since i was a child, i'm now 21years old. I have all kinds of shampoos and they dont work. it reacts well for a while then it just gets worse. I find that useing betnovate helps my scalp. there is another scalp applicaton but that burns my scalp (betnacap).





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    Im a 36 year old male and since my teenage years I've had acne on my face and scalp. The acne only appear where my hair i.e beard and scalp, not on the nose, cheeks or forehead. The acne is very painful specially on the scalp. I've tried all kinds of medication including roaccutane which did get rid of the acne but as soon as i stopped the acne came back. I have type 2 diabetes an i do not wish to continue with roaccutane as it interferes with my blood readings? Is there anything i can do or take to stop the acne? Thanks





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    I HAVE HAD ITCHY SCALP FOR ABOUT 5 YEARS I HAVE BEEN PRESCRIBED SHAMPOOS CREAMS I JUST CANNOT SEEM TO GET RID OF IT.ITS ITCHY FLAKY AND ALSO HAVE A SMELLY SCALP ODOUR WHEN I GENTLY RUB SCALP WITH FINGERS SCALP SMELLS ALONG WITH ALL THE OTHER SYMTOMS WHAT HAPPENING I AM REALLY DOWN ABOUT THIS.





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    Hiniv suddenly deveopled scalp psoriasis in the last four months, iv been using betnovate scalp application and T- Gel shampoo but its no better and now im getting a stingy burning sensation on my scalp, Also its very embarrassing as I walk round with flakes off my scalp falling down on to my clothes and Im constantly iching in public,my GP has just refferred me to a dermatologist, help please at my wits end.





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    Hi, I've had scalp psoriasis for eight years. I've found the best way to cope with it is the exfoliate prior to putting on the ointment prescribed to you, yes this does feel extremely painful but it prevents flakes for the new few days before repeating the process. If you like me with very fine hair then I find it helps to back comb your hair and hair spray it to prevent the embarrassing moment when people can see it on your scalp. Hope this helps, maybe one day they'll find a cure.

    I am currently 15, but I have been suffering with Psoriasis for pretty much my whole life. I have it anywhere it can be, all over my body, inside my ears, on my scalp etc. My scalp psorasis is a bit strange, because sometimes it won't feel too lumpy, then other days bits of psoriasis stick out more, and is easily torn off by a hair brush. This means my head is always bleeding, and things like shampoo is extremely painful to use. Unfortunately, I can't remember the name of the product, but when I went to a dermatologist and he recommended I try a special cream. You have to apply it all around the scalp, and leave it on for an hour and then wash it out. It takes a while to work, but I definately have noticed improvements when using it. So maybe others could get this from their doctors, it really does help!





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    I have Scalp Psoriasis in my eyebrows and my scalp. I get very dry skin all over my face to. I have not found anything to cure it, ive had Psoriasis every since i was 3 im 13 at the moment and i realy need something to cure it beacuse it is spreading to all over the body and ii am constantly getting picked on at school :( i realy need some one to talk to or help i need something that can cure it.

    I've had psoriasis for twenty years. I used to have a bald patch on the front of my head about the size of a £2 coin. I also had long hair down past my waist which didn't help much. My mum would sit for hours putting olive oil on my scalp to soften the scales and then use a fine tooth comb to lift it off, after that i would have to shampoo my hair twice with the capasal to get the oil out ( be careful of what oil you use as some can irritate your scalp, try some on a patch of scalp first). It cleared my scalp up for the better part of a year and doing this regularly really helps, as for the smell of the shampoo i used to use a very small amount of a mild shampoo afterward to mask the smell. for the patches on my body I use a combination of hydromol ointment and a cream, that i can't remember the name of but will post later, it's a bit wiffy but i put it on before i go to bed and its worked really well so far. I will say this though, if u are being picked on at school try not to let it get to you, just put on a big smile and ignore them, if they see it gets to you they do it all the more, I know that is easier said than done but just remember even though you have psoriasis it can be controlled if you find what works for you, the more you focus on how worse its getting or get upset by nasty small minded people the worse it can flare up, you could grow out of it, my mum did, she used to spend most of her time in hospital when she was a kid bandaged from head to toe. I look at it like this, psoriasis can be controlled, maybe even cured but the small minded people who pick on you can't be controlled or cured of being stupid and i feel sorry for them!. Hope this is helpful to anyone who reads it :) It does get better.

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    I think I have some on my scalp. One is biggest at the front of my scalp and its on the parting of my hair and the hair seams spare about it. The others are small and not noticeable. It's about the size of a 5p. Not painful. Can anything b done as I feel embarrassed going to get hair done and paranoid everybody sees my balding patch





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    I have a 15 year old son who has developed a scalp condition which he has had for around a year, he was prescribed nizarole shampoo and when used it would clear the scaly scalp but after 2/3 days the scalp would become dirty again with fine particles. If the scalp is scratched with a fine comb it would help remove the mess from the scalp but it's never ending, the fine particles would just keep coming off, I say particles because it is not like flaky dandruff.





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    that really sounds like what my son had, the scalp was growing over the hair, large scabs of dry scalp over it. What got rid of it was using diprosalic which was prescribed by a dermatologist,we did this twice a day, it is a clear liquid so no mess. What it did was softed the scalp & withing 5 weeks my son's scalp was completely clear, use this with a tar shampoo recommended by the doctor also. whenever I see new dryness appear I use the drops again. Hope this helps you.

    I have a really itchy scalp with dandruff, it's really irritating and painful, I have swooped shampoos and tried shampoos like head and shoulders itchy scalp but it made no difference. I wash my hair every other day and it seems to be getting oily on the second day but I scratch a lot, please help I don't know what to do. Many thanks Karin





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    Ive had psorisis for about 7 years on my scalp. It started out with a little round circle of scab and then i got another one more a less at the side of it. After 7 years worth of scratching, itching, picking (which i shouldnt) its spred all over my scalp and ive got a little bit in my ears. Im affraid that if i get worse and spead on my face i will do something stupid. Is there anyone else with this problem on the scalp and what creams help the scalp as im using Synlar gel and i can only use it ever now and again due to it being steriod creme.





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    i have psoriasis on my legs, scalp . i also have alopecia areata on my scalp. for the psoriasis on my scalp i am using sebco coconut compound scalp application. on my legs i am using dovobet ointment and diprobase moisturiser .





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    where did you get the shampoo from? is this from the doctor?

    Hiya my names florrieann, i've had scalp and skin conditions all my life. I recently had a really bad scalp condition especially and they gave me alsorts to clear it, they tried me with betnovate, polytar, and aquareous shower gel for it, none of it work. My local GP then refered me to the skin and scalp base at the hospital and they tried me with synular which is made to clear any kind of scalp conditions up. When i used synular i became more confident with my scalp because it stopped flaking and bleeding. if you ask your GP about it i'm sure they will prescribe you with it. GOOD LUCK!!

    I'm 19 and aswell with suffering with psoriasis for nearly all my life I do also suffer with scalp psoriasis. I use Alphosil shampoo which helps to control it. At one point my scalp improved massively, that I thought it had actually gone. But, it did come back and it is quite severe at the moment. I also suffer with patches around my hairline and behind my ears. It is very embarrassing when the skin flakes and everyone can see. Also, it is irritating and it can get quite sore. The method that I use which my hospital taught me when I was younger, was to use a fine comb to scrape the loose skin away from your scalp. It is a little painful but using a conditioner beforehand will soften the skin which will make it a bit more of a pleasurable experience. I do this alot along with the Alphosil shampoo and it does help keep it at bay.





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    Hi I live in Norway, and have had kid eczema all my life. What I'm struggling with now, especially with the cold weather, is a very itchy, dry, and flaky scalp. At the moment I am trying to treat it with a Seborrhoeic dermatitis shampoo, but this just seems to make my scalp more flaky which shows horridly up on my dark work uniform >:( Could I use my steroid cream on my scalp over night and rinse the day after? would that get rid of the eczema on my scalp? (Dermovat 0,05%, Clobetasol, propion)





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    i have suffered with this on my scalp for about five years. It covers 95% of my scalp but has never gone beyond my hairline. (thankfully!!) Nothing i have been prescribed has worked and im getting desperate now!! Just reacently my scalp has started to really smell and there is a kind of thick gunk under the psoriosis. help... is my skin infected???





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    I've had Psoriasis since I was little, its mainly worse on my scalp and I only get it on my body when I'm stressed. I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years and it doesn't bother him. Its a bit embarrassing when it flakes off from my scalp because people think I have dandruff. My Mum and 2 out of my 3 sisters have it but I'm the only one who has it on my scalp. When I was younger I used to scratch it so much that it bled, but I don't really notice the itching any more. It does go away, but every couple of years it will come back really bad. I've just grown to accept it as a part of life as all the treatments are time consuming and all the scalp treatments I've tried never work.





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    I have had lichen simplex in my scalp since I was 12, I'm now 28. I have been using Elocon scalp lotion which is a steroid and it pretty much clears it up, but eventually it flares up again possibly due to stress. I'm glad it's hidden but I always have flakes from itching.just wondered if anyone else has the condition in their scalp and if they can recommend anything?





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