Psoriasis on the head usually does not damage hair, but is unbearable itching. Due to scratching the papules, the patient injures the cover, and in their place appear new elements. To avoid worsening of symptoms, doctors prescribe special shampoos. These funds have antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal properties.
The types of shampoos psoriasis
If the disease is severe, the plaques become dense, covered with a crust, spread over the entire head. The lesions appear on the hairline. Items can go on the forehead and the ears. The main problem with this disease is cosmetic flaws in the form of flaking, which can lead to social disorders. An even more serious problem for the patient may become painful itching.
Many topical remedies phototherapy or ineffective for psoriasis of the scalp: the hair interfere with the contact of medicinal substances with lesions.
The skin of the head needs more gentle care. Pick shampoos based on the ingredients that have the following:
- remove the pain;
- reduce inflammation;
- rid of fungi.
What shampoo to wash my hair for psoriasis? The most popular and recognized types of shampoos are listed below:
- treatment with medicines;
Before application it is necessary to study composition. In conventional shampoos is sodium lauryl, which has high dermatological stiffness. It aggravates the inflammation, destroying the protection cover. Fragrances, dyes, preservatives can cause irritation and allergies, which, when pathology is invalid.
The best option for a patient with psoriasis head — allergenic products with emollient components — Glyceryl oleate, Cocoamid DEA, sodium Concentration Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate and others. This is usually a special neutral or baby shampoo.
The most effective substance for these products: coal tar, salicylic acid, plant extracts, natural oils.
Therapeutic shampoos psoriasis contain components that help eliminate the symptoms of the disease (zinc, Ichthyol, salicylic acid).
Also, effective products with zinc (form zinc with antifungal and antibacterial properties). The substance is able to slow the production of skin cells, minimize the appearance of flaking and itching. Zinc pyrithione is one of the safest components of therapeutic shampoos, as it has the least side effects and does not harm the hair. It can be applied in periods of remission to prevent, but only on prescription.
Shampoo tar psoriasis is a very effective and inexpensive means. But some patients may "opt out" due to the pigmentation of the skin, hair and pungent odor. The composition contains birch, pine, and juniper tar. Active substances get a bad cover, remove all the disturbing symptoms: burning sensation, peeling, itching. There are shampoos at various concentrations: 1% -20%. They are usually used two times a week. Tar shampoos are less effective than hormonal or medical and the side effects and spontaneous recurrence of the pathology, patients reported less after application.
Tar suppresses DNA synthesis of cells, correct the defect of differentiation of keratinocytes in patients with psoriasis, has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory effect.
The effect of the shampoos with antifungal effect is usually not aimed directly at getting rid of psoriasis. But yeasts (especially of the genus Candida, Malassezia) can grow and become one of the precipitating factors of the pathology due to inflammation and trauma cover.
These shampoos successfully fight the fungal infection. A very effective complex of fungi and local corticosteroids. Antifungal products from psoriasis on head include:
- zinc pyrithione, selenium sulfide, propylene glycol;
- the azoles;
Hormonal shampoos from psoriasis
Hormonal shampoos reduce inflammation and itching, and narrows the blood vessels. Positive results come quickly, side effects when applied correctly almost never occur. But the use of these funds should be no more than four weeks.
The most effective propionate 0.05% and betamethasone dipropionate 0.05 percent. They belong to the group of strong and effective steroid with a high risk of side effects.
In foods from psoriasis for kids no content fragrances, colorants, harmful components. In a good children's shampoo are the only healing nutrients that have the greatest positive impact on the scalp baby with psoriasis symptoms.
Effective shampoo from psoriasis may be prescribed only by a specialist. Incorrect treatment will lead to multiple recurrences and complications.