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#1 MummaSgettie

Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:44 AM

Morning all,

I need some suggestions please, I have psoriasis on my scalp and am desperate to find something to help! I have tried many many shampoos and they obviously make it worse, now I am using Sebitar which worked great for a week but now offers no relief at all.

The constant itching is driving me totally batty....I have even shaved my hair to cut down on heat and it hasn't made a dot of difference.

Please, please share your advice!! Thanks



#2 vanessa71

Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:21 AM

I am going to watch with interest as my dad has had Psoriasis on the scalp for years and I don't think he has found anything yet that helped.

A guy I used to worked with swore by the Atkins diet helping his Psoriasis that he used to get all over his legs.

#3 JaneDoe2010

Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:26 AM

My sister had it bad (as many hairdressers do) and a specific diet was suggested to her - sorry I can't recall it.

#4 noonehere

Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:27 AM

You need tar shampoo if its thick and a steriod liquad script from your doctor.

#5 kittennic

Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:27 AM

I'll be watching too, as DH has the same problem and has tried so many things unsuccessfully.
Sorry I know that doesn't help.

#6 EsmeLennox

Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:31 AM

I would just break out the cortisone, rub it into your scalp at night. The newer ones like daivobet contain two active ingredients. Tar based shampoos are great for maintenance once you've cleared up the psoriasis, but if it gets bad they won't be enough to make it go away.

Also, take fish oil, avoid 'yeasty' foods.

My husband has chronic psoriasis, he has pretty much tried everything out there, natural, medical etc. He is now on a biological treatment that is pure awesomeness, but you have to be pretty severely effected before you get to this stage.

#7 wiggles

Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:33 AM

I know that the company called Moo Goo make a cream for psoriasis.

Here is the link:

http://www.moogoo.com.au/eczema-psoriasis-balm.html

I have recently purchased some of their products for cradle cap (DS), and am seeing results in such a short time.

It is available from most large chemists or they also have an online store.

We tried so many products, shampoos, creams and noting worked. Moo goo seems to be doing its job.

I hope this helps.


#8 Maple Leaf

Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:39 AM

Dh has dermatitis on his scalp and the only thing that helps him is keeping his hair super short.

Do you live in an area with high humidity?

His scalp clears up immensely whenever he's in Melbourne (we live in SE QLD unfortunately!).


#9 Sunshineandsmiles

Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:45 AM

Hi, I have tried everything from moo goo to doctor meds etc and had no luck. Went to psoriasis clinic in Perth about a year ago and it is finally in remission. My scalp was the worst and it was really bad. Best thing I did. Nic u just google psoriasis clinic I your state and see what comes up u should come up with contact details.

#10 pinkcupcakes

Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:54 AM

QUOTE (wiggles @ 08/12/2012, 10:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I know that the company called Moo Goo make a cream for psoriasis.

Here is the link:

http://www.moogoo.com.au/eczema-psoriasis-balm.html

I have recently purchased some of their products for cradle cap (DS), and am seeing results in such a short time.

It is available from most large chemists or they also have an online store.

We tried so many products, shampoos, creams and noting worked. Moo goo seems to be doing its job.

I hope this helps.

i was going to suggest moogoo as well, i have the psoriasis cream for ds as well as the eczema face one and they do help to a degree. this is more for eczema but my sil gives her daughter flax-seed oil(i think a tbsp a day) she said it tastes gross but really helps... i wonder if it would help your psoriasis too? this sounds like the ideal solution though:

QUOTE (Sunshineandsmiles @ 08/12/2012, 10:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi, I have tried everything from moo goo to doctor meds etc and had no luck. Went to psoriasis clinic in Perth about a year ago and it is finally in remission. My scalp was the worst and it was really bad. Best thing I did. Nic u just google psoriasis clinic I your state and see what comes up u should come up with contact details.


#11 MummaSgettie

Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:05 PM

Ok I will give the Moogoo a go first as I already have it in the house for DD's eczema.

Thank you all!




#12 terri_Mc

Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:17 PM

I suffered for years with this on the scalp (constant flaking, weeping, foul smells, itching) and after somebody on EB suggested Moogoo shampoo, I tried it and saw results straight away. This was two years ago and I've never got it back again and have been back on normal shampoo for this period.

The best thing about it was being able to go back to the hairdressers again with feeling really embarrassed.

#13 Nora.

Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:21 PM

I had it on my elbows. Fish oil worked for me.

#14 vanessa71

Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:38 PM

I will buy some Moogoo for my dad and see if it helps him.   original.gif


#15 Buggylicious

Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:50 PM

Mine cleared up when I shaved my head but once my hair got back to an inch long is was as bad as ever. I got the steriod liquid in a bottle from the doctor it was awesome but it was such a tiny bottle and he wouldn't give repeat scripts it was too much hassle constantly going to the doctors.

#16 happynow

Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:00 PM

http://www.capricare.com.au/skin.html . I get a really dry itchy scalp and I have eczema  all over my body. These are the only products I can use that does not react with skin and make it worse . Hope this helps :-)

#17 ~Winter~

Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:15 PM

I don't have psoriasis but I do have sebborheic dermatitis  on my scalp and it goes to my hairline and occasionally eyebrows. I've tried so many different shampoos. Moogoo worked at first but not after the first week.

I used Neutrogena tgel for ages but its not recommended for pregnancy so I thought I should find another one now for the future when I am pregnant rather that changing shampoos then.

I am using a selsun one - it's a treatment shampoo and I've noticed a big difference. I also use a tricho scalp cream that is the de Lorenzo brand. I put it on the red spots and my hairline.

#18 Peridot

Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:21 PM

I get it really bad on my scalp every now and then. Using Tgel and the conditioner they make also, clears it up well!
Then once it's clear, I use normal shampoo and conditioner original.gif

#19 kittennic

Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:32 PM

DH tried moogoo but it didn't help him. Neither did the tar shampoo. He doesn't want to put steroids/cortisone etc on it long term.
I'll pass on some of the other tips here, thanks.

#20 fruitbat72

Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:36 PM

DH used to get it really bad when he was stressed - weeping sores, constant skin flaking

He tried a product called Riotane which worked well plus I think he had a course of ABs as well

I will ask him when he gets home but I know it is much better than it was



#21 unicorn

Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:20 PM

DH will only use goats milk soap to wash his hair due to psoriasis. I prefer bi-carb and vinegar when my scalp flairs up.




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