Scalp Psoriasis : Treatment and Care
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Scalp Psoriasis Treatment:

Scalp Psoriasis Treatment Options

In treating scalp psoriasis, the goal is to reduce or eliminate unwanted symptoms by using the least powerful medication. Minimizing the risk of adverse side-effects should always be a major consideration when choosing a treatment option for your scalp psoriasis.

Familiarize yourself with all treatment options listed above. To understand better the classification of treatments we use here please read Scalp Psoriasis Treatments Ladder. And please remember that your must consult with your physician before starting a treatment.

Moisturizers are an integral part of psoriasis treatment. The use of moisturizers can be considered the first step in the treatment ladder. They are chemical mixtures that are designed to reduce the loss of the skin's moisture via evaporation, attract water from the air, and provide nutrients which keep the skin healthier...

Topical Corticosteroids
Topical medication covers a wide spectrum of psoriasis treatments. Generally, the focus will be on corticosteroids, but we will also cover other popular non-steroidal topical medications that play an important role in psoriasis management...

Non-Steroidal Medications
Although topical corticosteroids are the most popular medication for psoriasis as well as other skin rashes, they are not the only topical medications available. These topical options serve an important need as they have different mechanisms of action from that of corticosteroids...

UV Treatment
UV Treatment is considered the next step up the ladder from steroidal and non-steroidal topical treatments. There are several advantages to this treatment. Treating larger areas with topical medication is time-consuming, stressful, and expensive. Moreover, moderate or severe psoriasis often becomes resistant to topical treatment...

Systemic Treatments
Systemic treatments are sometimes recommended for the treatment of severe psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis, a condition where the limbs become inflamed due to an abnormal immune response...

Biological Treatments
Biologic treatments are the final step of the ladder in psoriasis treatment, and are generally reserved for severe cases due to the risks that the medication poses. These treatments are the newest type of treatment, which target specific areas of the body's immune system which are thought to contribute to the complex process of psoriasis build-up...

Treatments Ladder
Powerful medications tend to have side-effects that are more severe, dangerous, and of a permanent nature as they tend to affect fundamental mechanisms of the body. The concept of increasing risk and reward as treatments becomes more powerful, resemble climbing a ladder, which is where the name, treatment ladder originates.

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