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Homeopathic Remedies for Scalp Psoriasis

Homeopathic Remedies for Scalp Psoriasis

Q: I am trying to find something that will work on my scalp psoriasis. I take a variety of supplements for my overall health and of course the only prescription medication general practitioners prescribe is steroid creams. I have been trying to detox my body for the last year in hopes that would help and also watch my diet. I eat mostly unprocessed food and drink filtered water or kombucha tea. I wonder if you could suggest some homeopathic remedies I could try. Psoriasis is frustrating because as an autoimmune disorder it is hard to pinpoint its source. Any help you can give me will be most appreciated.

A: Psoriasis is such a frustrating condition, and, unfortunately, the more you stress about the condition, the worse it tends to get! I applaud the fact that you are being so vigilant with your diet. For any medical condition, improving your diet and exercise regimen is the best starting point.

The National Psoriasis Foundation has a great overview of alternatives to standard therapy on their site.

Keep in mind that only anecdotal evidence exists to support the benefit of these therapies in the management of psoriasis. No large scale studies have been conducted that prove their worth, so you may be throwing good money after bad.

Since your psoriasis is limited to your scalp, I would also suggest you take a look at the types of products that are coming into contact with the skin on your head. Are you using hair dyes? And what type of shampoo are you using? Any liquid soap or shampoo is going to have chemical preservatives, and this can irritate the skin leading to psoriasis flare up. I would suggest using an all-natural bar soap or all natural shampoo bar to wash your hair. Find bars that do not use preservatives. (For full disclosure, I make my own all natural goat milk soap).

If you use product to style your hair, also use an all natural product (like a hair wax) and let your hair dry naturally rather than using the hair dryer.

Learn more:
Natural beauty remedies
Omega-3 fatty acids and psoriasis
Head to toe alternative remedies guide

Dr. Brent Ridge is the health expert for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. You can call and ask him a question live every Tuesday at 2 p.m. Eastern on Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 112 (1.866.675.6675). You can also follow along as he learns to grow his own food and raise goats on his farm in upstate New York by visiting www.beekman1802.com.

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As an undergraduate, Dr. Brent Ridge majored in public health and environmental science, studying the way the state of the natural environment impacts our health choices. As a physician, he specializes in the field of aging. Send your health questions to Dr. Brent at drbrent@care2.com

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8:36AM PST on Feb 25, 2013

Thank you Dr. Brent, for Sharing this!

3:07AM PST on Feb 23, 2013

OK

7:54AM PDT on Jul 24, 2012

Thank you

7:24AM PDT on Jul 24, 2012

Has anyone tried Coconut Oil? I import Cold Pressed Organic Coconut & Tamanu Oil body care products and Coconut oil is amazing it helps and heals people who suffer with psoriasis.
www.mailelani-samoa.com is our web site, I have a FB page www.facebook.com/mailelaniusa were I post tips daily about how Coconut oil has so many healing properties.



2:16AM PDT on Jul 24, 2012

thanks for sharing

5:36AM PDT on Jun 19, 2012

I have psoriasis on my scalp pretty badly. I used the Shielo Hydrate Moisturizing Shampoo and in 3 days there were no flakes or itchiness at all!! I have tried so many shampoos for this problem that I have lost count. I think that it smells very herbal like incense or something similar. I have been able to use the SHielo Hydrate Shampoo daily with no drying out of my hair or scalp. I've also been able to skip it for a couple days and use a different shampoo and the flakiness/itch hasn't returned.The Hydrate Conditioner is a must as well!!

1:25AM PST on Dec 23, 2011

what are the remedies for sebo psorisis. is there any treatment in homeopathy

9:51PM PDT on May 1, 2010

Good info.

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