Scalp Psoriasis: This is a common skin disease that makes scaly patches on your entire scalp. This can also spread all over your forehead, back of your neck and also behind and inside your eyes. This is very common among most of people but sometimes it causes severe infection in your scalp and your skin becomes thick and crusted sores due to which there is intense itching problem in your scalp. Due to inching and scratching red rashes can be formed on your scalp. In the early stages of Scalp Psoriasis, it is unpredictable. This is also a genetic disorder.
This disease is not responsible for the hair loss but due to regular itching and scratching the roots of hairs become thin and ultimately it causes the problem of hair loss. Due to this disorder, there are stress-related problems in an individual. The person gets frustrated in this situation. This disease triggers the functioning of the immune system. It may occur at any part of your body such as elbows, back, knees and scalp.
Symptoms of Scalp Psoriasis
- Dryness in the scalp
- Intense itching
- Formation of plague
- White silvery patches on the scalp
- Red rashes in the scalp
- Bleeding and hair loss due to intense scratching on the scalp.
- Burning sensation
- Hair loss
- Flaky skin that is similar to dandruff
Causes of Scalp Psoriasis
- The main cause of this disease is an immune disorder. When your immune system sends the wrong signal to your skin and your skin cells start multiplying immediately, this will lead to the formation of plague and scaly patches.
- Another reason for Scalp Psoriasis is hereditary problems. If your family member has this problem then you are at high risk of development of this disease.
- In some cases, it is shown that some inflammatory factor due to obesity is also responsible for this disorder.
- Dietary factors, such as gluten sensitivity in people are also more prone to this disorder.
In Ayurveda, there are several remedies and natural herbs which help to protect your skin from Psoriasis. Ayurveda is a natural healing process. The natural herbs like Curcumin, Turmeric, Aloe Vera, Oregon grape, and Dead Sea salt etc. All these have antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Home Remedies for Scalp Psoriasis
1.Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar is a very good anti-inflammatory product. It acts as a disinfectant. It has also very good potential health benefits. In the case of Scalp Psoriasis, it helps to get rid of itching. But you need to apply this on your scalp directly in moderate amount. Because sometimes it causes irritation and burning sensation. Otherwise, it is very effective on your skin and reduces the inflammation on your scalp.
2. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera contains two hormones Gibberellins and Auxin which show anti-inflammatory and wound healing property. The aloe vera helps to reduce the skin infection on your scalp and also reduce the irritation and itching problem. It helps to smooth your skin and heal this chronic skin infection. It has also antioxidant property which is also very helpful in Scalp Psoriasis.
3. Dead Sea Salt
Dead Sea salt is a very good source of 21 minerals. It contains all the minerals such as Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Iodine, Zinc, Bromide, Sulfur, Phosphorus, and Sodium. Out of all these minerals Magnesium, Bromide and Potassium are very good for your skin. They help in skin healing, anti-allergic, soothes skin, balance moisture content in the skin. This salt also helps to exfoliate your dry skin or the scalp. It removes itching, irritation and burning sensation in scalp due to Scalp Psoriasis.
4. Curcumin and Turmeric
Curcumin derives from the Turmeric and it has very good antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect, which protect your skin from any unwanted inflammatory actions. Turmeric and Curcumin have been used in Ayurveda for many years back. In Ayurveda, these are included in one of best herb having healing property of wound in the skin. It is the best home remedy for the Scalp Psoriasis patients because it reduces the irritation and itching of your scalp.
5. Mahonia Aquifolium (Oregon Grape)
It belongs to Berberidaceae family. It has a very good anti-microbial property which helps to protect your skin from any infection. It also controls the negative immune response towards your skin. Oregon grape extract is also very good for the itchy and inflamed skin because it provides relief from the itchiness and irritation in the skin. There is one chemical in Oregon grape which helps to fight against bacterial and fungal infection in the skin.
6. Coconut Oils
The coconut oil contains a high content of saturated fats, which helps to boost your immune system. It has also antibacterial and antifungal properties which are very good for your skin. It acts as an excellent skin moisturizer. It helps to loosen the Psoriasis Scales. It helps to soothe your skin.
7. Tea Tree Oil
This plant is the native of Australia. It has a very good antiseptic property which helps in scalp psoriasis. It has also antimicrobial and antifungal property which is one of the good factors for Psoriasis Scales. It reduces the skin redness, swelling, and inflammation.