I have developed psoriasis in my scalp and there is constant itching. Please help

Q. How to reduce itching and dryness due to psoriasis?

Answered by
Dr. Kumari Monalisa
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 19, 2023 and last reviewed on: Jun 06, 2023

Hi doctor,

I have developed psoriasis in the scalp and ear region with flaky scalp and dryness along with itching in the scalp. I am also having premature greying of hair. When the flakes are removed by itching or combing, the region becomes bloody, and watery liquid is secreted.

Kindly advise.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern.

You have scalp psoriasis. This condition needs long-term maintenance therapy to control the flare-up. You can start on 0.05 % Clobetasol propionate and 6% Salicylic acid lotion, a combination to be applied over a wet scalp and to be left for 15 minutes, followed by shampoo. This is to be repeated at least twice a week depending upon the severity. You can contact me for any other queries.

I hope this information was useful.

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