Sometimes, moles are more than just moles

Suffering From Scalp Psoriasis? Try These Three At-Home Treatments

Psoriasis is one of the most prevalent autoimmune disorders in the U.S. According to, nearly 22 percent of Americans suffer from this irritating disease. Although it is not life threatening, it is annoying and can be unsightly—depending on where you are affected.

The scalp is one of the most common places for psoriasis to occur. Although it is not visually noticeable, many suffer from pain, burning, and itching of the scalp. Fortunately, there are several easy treatments available for treating the pain, discomfort, and irritation.

Here are three ways to treat scalp psoriasis at home:

1. Olive Oil

The health benefits of olive oil are well known and far-reaching. Olive oil is often used as an alternative treatment for several skin conditions, including psoriasis. It acts as a moisturizer for the skin of the scalp, as well as the hair shaft. Not only does it reduce pain and irritation, it also leaves hair silky and shiny.

Olive oil is most commonly used as a hot oil treatment. The oil is brought into the shower and applied to the hair after 10 minutes, or once it warms up. It is massaged into the scalp for several minutes and finally rinsed off. It can also be used a deep treatment if left on overnight.

2. Petroleum Gel

Doctors often recommend petroleum jelly to those who suffer from scalp psoriasis. It is thick, moisturizing, and widely available. It is also affordable. Petroleum gel helps to moisturize and protect the scalp throughout the day. Petroleum ointment is available at most stores, but it can also be prescribed for those who need a higher strength or additives.

Petroleum jelly is applied directly to the scalp with clean hands or cotton balls. It is rubbed into the scalp after showering and is left on until showering again.

3. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is another popular alternative treatment for a variety of medical conditions. It is popular with the "No Poo" crowd, who use it as a shampoo mixed with baking soda. It is easy to use, affordable, and does not require any special considerations. Apple cider vinegar is a natural antiseptic that cleanses the scalp thoroughly and gently. It also strips the hair of any residue.

Apple cider vinegar is placed in a large container and is poured over the hair while in the shower. It is then rinsed off.

If you are suffering from scalp psoriasis talk to a doctor like East Carolina Dermatology and Skin Surgery, PLLC about the best treatments available—and ask if any of these will work for you.

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Sometimes, moles are more than just moles

Do you have a lot of moles on your body that you don't like the appearance of? Are some of your moles changing colors? Sometimes, moles are more than just moles. Do you know how to tell the difference? Do you know if the moles that bother you can be removed? I had three moles on my face that began to get larger as I got older. Around my 35th birthday, I went to see a dermatologist for help. There, I learned that moles can actually be signs of something more seriously wrong and how to identify moles that are more than just moles. Visit my website to find out what I learned.


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