Scalp psoriasis is a skin complaint characterized by red inflamed lesions on the scalp covered with silvery white scales. Scalp psoriasis is a fairly common skin complaint. The exact reason behind scalp psoriasis is yet not cleared. However, it is considered to be a disorder of autoimmune origin. Homeopathic medicines for scalp psoriasis don’t suppress the complaint and follow a curative approach.
In scalp psoriasis, due to a misdirected immune response, the cells of skin start to grow at a very quick pace (in day’s time instead of a few weeks). The body remains unable to shed these excessive cells which tend to pile up on the skin surface forming thick scaly patches. A person having a family history of psoriasis is at risk to get it too. Injury to scalp, smoking, and stress are a few factors that raise the risk of scalp psoriasis. These similar factors are also linked to worsening of scalp psoriasis.
Homeopathic Medicines for Scalp Psoriasis
Scalp psoriasis can be treated wonderfully with homeopathy. They are mild, safe remedies that treat scalp psoriasis gently with zero side effects. They moderate the immune system of the body thus preventing quick multiplication of the skin cells and bringing excellent recoveries in case of scalp psoriasis. With their use, the redness, inflammation, and scales on the scalp get reduced markedly. The psoriatic patches tend to heal and its further spread is well controlled. Itching, burning on the scalp and associated hair fall also gets managed with them in a magnificent way. Homeopathy for scalp psoriasis are selected individually for every case of scalp psoriasis as per constitution of person to yield best results. Arsenic Album, Arsenic Iodatum, Graphites, Sepia, Natrum Mur, Sulphur, and Petroleum are the top remedies to treat the condition.
1. Arsenic Album – Top Grade Medicine for Scalp Psoriasis
Arsenic Album tops the list of therapeutics indicated for scalp psoriasis treatment. A person requiring Arsenic Album have dry eruptions on the scalp covered with scales. The scales are abundant that fall off continually from the scalp. The lesions may extend from the scalp to forehead, neck and the ears in most cases. The scalp is also rough and dry. Intolerable itching and burning also appear on the scalp. After scratching the scalp becomes painful and sometimes bleeding appears from the psoriatic patches. The scalp is also sensitive. A characteristic feature is worsening of the complaint from cold and relief by warmth in general. An associated hair loss may also be present with the above signs and symptoms.
2. Arsenic Iodatum – For Scalp Psoriasis with Large Scales
Arsenic Iodatum is next beneficial medicine in the list for treating scalp psoriasis. Arsenic Iodatum is most suited to the cases of scalp psoriasis where exfoliation of large scales is present. The rawness of the scalp surface beneath the scales appears following its exfoliation. A marked inflammation of the scalp along with the above features is also well noted. Arsenic Iodatum will help to reduce the excessive scaliness of scalp and the associated inflammation of scalp psoriasis in a very effective manner.
3. Graphites – For Scalp Psoriasis with Marked Dryness and Roughness
Graphites is used in scalp psoriasis cases in which there is marked dryness and roughness of the scalp. Thick-crusted plaques on the scalp are present. There is extreme scaliness of the scalp. A marked burning on the top of the head attends most cases. Itching on the scalp also appears. The psoriatic spots are also sore and very painful to touch. The hair may be matted together and tends to fall out.
4. Sepia – For Shiny White Adhesive Scales
Sepia is next well-indicated medicine for scalp psoriasis with shiny white adhesive scales on the scalp. There are red, large oval spots on the scalp that are covered with shining white adhesive scales. The lesions are dry and tend to extend behind the ears in some cases. There is itching on the scalp and the scalp is also painful to touch. A sour-smelling sweat may also be present with the above features.
5. Natrum Mur – For Managing Hair Fall in Scalp Psoriasis
Use of Natrum Mur is considered for treating cases of scalp psoriasis where hair fall attends. The psoriatic lesions appearing on the scalp tend to extend to the nape of the neck and behind the ears. The scalp is covered with white scales. The scalp is also very raw, sore and red. Itching appears in the psoriatic patches. Natrum Mur will help to heal the psoriatic patches as well as manage associated hair fall.
6. Sulphur – For Scalp Psoriasis with Itching and Burning on Scalp
Sulphur is highly recommended to treat many skin ailments including scalp psoriasis. It is very useful to manage itching and burning arising in the cases of scalp psoriasis. In most cases requiring Sulphur the itching is harsh and very violent in nature. The itching gets worse in the evening and at the night time in a majority of the cases where Sulphur is indicated. Washing also worsens the itching in a few cases. Along with itching, burning in the lesions is also present in a marked degree. Scratching mostly result in extreme burning sensation on the scalp. The scalp is dry, unhealthy with red scaly blotches. Use of Sulphur is also considered in those cases of scalp psoriasis where a person has used local medication (ointments) injudiciously for a long period of time.
7. Petroleum – For Scalp Psoriasis that Worsens in Winter
Petroleum is also used widely to treat scalp psoriasis. It is of great use to manage cases of scalp psoriasis that worsens in winters. The scalp is rough, dry, and dirty and is covered with thick scaly crusty psoriatic lesions. The scalp is raw, red and inflammed. On scratching the eruptions tend to bleed often. The eruptions are itchy and scalp is sensitive to touch. Soreness and pain follow scratching.
Signs and Symptoms of Scalp Psoriasis
The major sign of psoriasis is red inflammed raised patches on the scalp that is covered with shiny silvery white scales. The scaling may be fine to thick depending upon the severity. The skin lesions of scalp psoriasis also tend to extend to the neck and behind or inside the ears frequently. The scalp also appears very dry. In severe cases of scalp psoriasis thick crusted plaques on the scalp forms. Bleeding on scratching the lesions may attend. Itching, soreness and burning sensation also appear on the scalp. Hair fall is an associated complaint that may arise in a person having scalp psoriasis. The above signs and symptoms vary in intensity from case to case