Scalp Psoriasis is a skin condition which occurs when the skin cells grow too quickly and it happens because of the flawed signals sent by our immune system (Immune system could be compromised by stress, hormonal changes or other conditions). The result is piled skin cells which looks like red patches often with silver scales. Besides getting it on the scalp, one can also get it on the forehead, back of your neck and behind ears.
Who can get it?
It is not a contagious disease. It’s hereditary, that means it is passed along in one’s family genes.
It appears as a thick, swollen red patch. The top area of this patch is silvery-white and scaly. These plaques cause itching and burning sensations and the skin becomes raw and sore.
What can you do?
Here are the natural remedies for soothing the symptoms related with scalp psoriasis.
1. Neem oil and Coconut Oil
Massage neem oil or coconut oil on the irritated area. Neem oil being antifungal and antibacterial can help nourish the scalp and soften skin, soothe irritation and it can also stimulate the immune system.
Coconut oil has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties that can heal and cure all type of skin disorders. Gently massage warm coconut oil on the scalp. It will soften the scales and cause them to fall off and it will also keep the scalp well moisturized and sooth irritation.
2. Apple cider vinegar
Rinsing scalp with a mixture of cool water and a cup of apple cider vinegar can help in soothe itching. As apple cider vinegar is alkaline, it also reduces inflammation.
Take some oil and rub it onto the affected area and leave it for an hour. Being a natural cleanser and purifier, it loosens the scales and removes them. It also stops the itching and keeps the scalp clean and well moisturized.
4. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti fungal properties. Rub the aloe Vera gel all over the scalp and leave it for about ten minutes and then wash it off. Daily use of aloe Vera will clear away psoriasis patches and will heal the skin.
5. Coconut milk
Besides coconut oil, coconut milk is also effective on scalp psoriasis. Rub the coconut milk all over the scalp and leave it for an hour and then wash it off. It will soften the existing scales and make them fall of and prevents the appearance of new ones. It keeps the scalp well nourished and moisturized.