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Tips tagged "scalp"

Apple cider vinegar for scalp & body

March 15, 2013 — 9:50pm
I have had psoriasis on my scalp and torso for about a year. Recently, I have started using apple cider vinegar for my scalp and the scales just rinse off very easily. After I shampoo with T/Sal, I apply Olux and it seems to work more effectively than it would otherwise. Also, the redness and […] Read more »

Olive oil for scalp psoriasis

January 25, 2013 — 11:16pm
Thank you to everyone who have contributed their stories! I’m 27, and have had moderate (10-20% body coverage) psoriasis since I was 7. I used to use various prescription medications on my scalp, but recently I’ve found that applying olive oil and wearing a hat overnight is a cheaper and equally effective alternative. In the […] Read more »

Treating scalp

January 18, 2013 — 7:21pm
I spent a long time trying to figure out how to treat my severe scalp psoriasis. Here is what finally worked for me: 1) I went to a top-of-the-line dermatologist. It cost me extra money in the short run (top derms in my city don’t take insurance) but it was SO worth it. It was […] Read more »

Apple cider vinegar

December 20, 2012 — 9:35pm
I just wanted to share a home-remedy that really worked for my scalp psoriasis. Apple-cider vinegar! Yes, it’s kind of stinky but it’s cheap and works! I put it on cotton balls and apply it to the worst parts of my scalp every night or every other night. Then, I wash it out the next […] Read more »

Coconut Oil

December 6, 2012 — 8:18pm
I have had to stop taking Enbrel due to some allergies and a subsequent sinus infections. However, I have been using pure organic coconut oil (you can find it with the cooking oils in the grocery store) as a moisturizer morning and night. For me, it is by far the best moisturizer I have ever […] Read more »

Fish oil

November 23, 2012 — 9:47pm
Fish oil and an over-the-counter psoriasis shampoo helped clear my scalp psoriasis for awhile. Within three months, most of my flaking and patches had gone away. For the first time, I was able to go without having to wear a hat all the time. I also used a mixture of Crisco, Vaseline and olive oil […] Read more »

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