Plaque on the scalp, what to do?

 Why do I have patches in my hair?

scalp-platesItchy scalp are often the symptom that portends the formation of plaques in the scalp. Then, plaques appear on the skin of the skull. They are generally accompanied by small whitish crusts. Called dander, they are visually similar to dandruff.

In addition to the feeling of discomfort, these scales fall on the shoulders. They therefore directly impact the quality of life. They reveal your dermatological problem to others.

For treat these scalp plaques, it is better to consult a dermatologist in order to establish a precise diagnosis. We will also tell you about shampoos suitable for flaky scalp.


Symptoms of psoriasis or scalp eczema

In cases of psoriasis or scalp eczema, the symptoms are generally quite similar. Hence the difficulty in differentiating these two types of disease. However, the causes are different. This is why it is important to differentiate psoriasis from eczema.


Itchy scalp

The itching can affect the entire scalp and all parts of the skull. They are most often located on the top of the neck or the upper part of the skull. Itchy scalp is a warning sign of a plaque outbreak. It is therefore important to be vigilant.

In cases of psoriasis, the itching seems more severe. Sometimes they can cause scratching until it bleeds.

However, the urge to scratch your scalp must be fought. In fact, this gesture causes aggression to the scalp. Scratching can cause injury. Additionally, it leads to inflammation of the skin of the skull. It therefore makes the situation worse. It is a triggering factor.


Scabs, scales or pimples on the scalp

The second symptom of psoriasis or scalp eczema is the appearance of small pimples. They form like small crusts, or even raised plaques. Initially, the buttons are red. They are the signal of dermatological disorder. Most often, they become covered in whole or in part with white films.

At first glance, they may look like small crusts. Then comes the desire to eliminate these scabs. The urge to scratch. Again, best avoided. The scalp would then feel attacked. It would cause more itching and lesions. Clearly, the plates would become even more important.


Seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis?


Seborrheic dermatitis or eczema of the scalp

Questions about scalp plaques

Seborrheic dermatitis is the characterized form of scalp eczema. Scabs or small pimples on the scalp have a fatty aspect. The fatty scales are whitish, even yellow. Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic disease. It therefore evolves in spurts. We are talking about erythematous plaques that appear. This form of scalp eczema is present in adults. In young children, it should not be confused with cradle cap.

Also called seborrheic dermatitis, it mainly affects the scalp. However, it can also affect certain areas of the face. These are areas prone to oiliness. They are therefore rich in sebum. The furrow of the nose and eyebrows can be affected.

How to treat seborrheic dermatitis?

Generally, dermatologists tend to prescribe corticosteroids. They come in the form of very fluid lotions or creams for better application. If, initially, their effectiveness is tangible, it diminishes over time. In fact, this type of treatment causes an addiction effect. It can lead to lower efficiency over time.

This is why, to this type of treatment, cures in the form of shampoos are preferred. Ideally, these shampoos for scalp patches should be as natural as possible.


Scalp psoriasis

hair psoriasis diagnosisPsoriasis is a benign skin disease linked to genetic predisposition. This disease can affect all parts of the body. It is characterized by red patches and scales.

Scalp psoriasis affects 50% of people with psoriasis. It is often experienced as a handicap from a social point of view. Due to dry scalp, small dandruff falls unpleasantly on the shoulders.

This form of psoriasis generally causes severe itching. Especially during peak periods. Depending on the severity of psoriasis, this skin disease can also cause hair loss.

The triggering factor for psoriasis is most often stress or psychological shock. As part of this autoimmune disease, the skin interprets any friction as an attack. It defends itself by overproducing skin cells. The cells then pile up on the scalp. These are the dander. Discover natural treatments

The itching is often irrepressible. They then generate lesions. It is sometimes observed a hair loss.


How to get rid of plaques on the scalp?

This chronic illness is delicate to treat and restrictive on a daily basis. Natural solutions exist to treat and soothe the scalp. Treatments for psoriasis or eczema patches on the scalp are generally the same. Let's review the different alternatives available to you. Let us especially consider shampoos whose Pso Natura Dermatological Shampoo.

Pso Natura shampoo: a dual response for scalp plaques

Psoriasis, scales, dandruff, itching, an effective shampooPso Natura Anti-Itch Dermatological Shampoo is a good response to scaly scalp conditions, for several reasons. It addresses the dual problem of itching/stinging and scaly skin and pruritus. In summary, it helps to completely cleanse the scalp, after a daily treatment. Allow around fifteen days.

Formulated without water, it is also very concentrated in Carapa procera oil. The virtues of this oil are exceptional for fights against skin inflammation. This local treatment helps regenerate the scalp. It contributes to soothe itching and l'film appearance. It thus quickly cleanses the scalp of its irritations.

Dermatological Shampoo works without drying the skin or hair. It effectively treats dandruff and scales of psoriasis. They disappear while respecting the hair. This shampoo, a natural remedy, is enriched with vitamin E (anti-inflammatory and antioxidant). It also contains sweet almond for shine and hair care.

It applies easily, without break time. This shampoo also stands out for its naturalness. 99% of its ingredients are natural or of natural origin.


How to treat psoriasis or scalp eczema?

Other specialized shampoos for the scalp

shampoo for scalp plaquesThere are many specialized shampoos for psoriasis or eczema. However, many of them lack effectiveness. Moreover, their composition is far from natural. They can irritate the scalp or weaken the hair. We have deciphered for you 10 shampoos to counter the effects of scalp psoriasis.

It is clear that all these shampoos do not treat the causes, but the symptoms of the scalp. The causes are generally genetic.

Symptoms most often appear following stress. Thus, these shampoos must be used in the event of a flare-up, to regain the normal appearance of the scalp.


Non-aggressive hair care for hair

There is no need to treat your scalp throughout the year. Especially during the remission phases of the disease. In this case, you can switch back to a so-called “standard” shampoo… Provided you take a few precautions. This type of shampoo is used between two treatment phases. It is therefore important to alternate with a specific shampoo. The latter must obviously respect sensitive skin. A mild shampoo is in order.

Here are some tips for choosing your “standard” shampoo. We took into account the sensitivity of the scalp. Let's sort through the immense jungle of the shampoo industry.

Vigilance is required. Indeed, shampoos from major brands (such as L'Oréal, Garnier or Dove, Dessange, etc.) sold in supermarkets most often display an aggressive composition and irritating substances. Diseased scalp is often reactive to many ingredients.


Tips for scalp plaques

Look at the composition. Avoid the following ingredients (1)

  • Parabens (methyparaben, buthylparaben and other names ending in paraben) and paraben derivatives (methylthiasolinone for example). They are suspected of being carcinogenic.
  • Sulfates and SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate). These are irritating chemicals. So no need to add more!
  • Silicones (dimeticone and other words ending in “cone”). Silicone is used in shampoos to make hair shine. But he doesn't feed him. It imprisons it in a shiny film. It prevents him from breathing.

Therefore, choose organic stores, herbalists or pharmacies when choosing your shampoo. However, stay vigilant about the ingredients. Pharmacy sales do not necessarily imply the exclusive use of healthy ingredients.

Psoriasis and eczema are capricious diseases. They develop for different reasons depending on the individual. The founder of LM Natura, Sylvie Méliet, herself suffers from psoriasis. She reacts to many drugstore shampoos. She regularly uses Elsève shampoo from L'Oréal (the yellow one only).

Everyone reacts differently. It's up to you to choose what suits you best. Ideally, it would be good for you to find two classic, non-specific shampoos. Thus, it will be possible to alternate their use. In fact, alternation is better for hair health.


Scalp psoriasis requires good hydration

Moisturize your hair to fight psoriasis or eczema

In the case of psoriasis or eczema on the scalp, the epidermis is dry. He asks to be fed generously. Certain essential oils can help you with this.

An essential oil bath for the scalp and hair

essential oils for psoriasisThere are several essential oils that promote scalp nourishment. here is a remedy of grandmother : a few drops of an essential oil combined with a vegetable oil (calendula or evening primrose type). Using your fingers, gently massage the scalp using local application. We detail for you the different essential oils (2) depending on your hair type. Be careful though, essential oils can cause allergies. It is recommended to carry out a test on healthy skin before use.



Tea tree essential oil

This oil has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. It opposes the proliferation of fungi in the scalp. Use with a few drops. Massage the scalp.

It is ideal for the elimination of dandruff or scales. This oil is known for its antiseptic, anti-irritant and healing properties.

This oil helps fight all kinds of bacterial, fungal or viral infections on the scalp. Soothing moisturizing, tea tree essential oil restores balance to the scalp. It relieves itching. This oil also eradicates lice and nits in the scalp. Soothing, it helps healing of very dry skin.


Sage essential oil

Sage EO helps combat seborrheic problems in oily hair. This essential oil is known for its soothing properties on the skin.


Vegetable oils depending on your hair

Moisturize scalp plaques in case of psoriasisTo have beautiful hair, there is no miracle. It takes care and maintenance! Nothing like an oil bath to nourish intensely. Thus, dry skin is repaired. Hair tired by stress, pollution or the sun is stimulated. Vegetable oils are different from essential oils. No distillation is carried out. You can mix EOs with vegetable oils. Vegetable oil should form the basis of your hair bath.

This is ideal before shampooing, the oil bath must be left on for at least 30 minutes. Ideally, apply in the evening, then leave on overnight. Finally, wash your hair in the morning.

First of all, the choice of a vegetable oil will match the problem encountered.

  • Dry scalp: coconut oil, argan oil, sweet almond oil, castor oil, jojoba oil, cade oil (excellent anti-dandruff).
  • Dry and frizzy hair: macadamia oil, coconut oil.
  • Normal hair: jojoba oil, sweet almond oil.
  • Oily scalp: black seed oil.
  • Dull hair: apricot kernel oil.
  • Brittle hair: argan oil, castor oil, avocado oil, borage oil.

Here's a little tip to make your hair shine more. After shampooing, rinse with apple cider vinegar. Guaranteed effect, without odors! These oils are also beneficial and healing in cases of psoriasis or eczema on the body. This is why many shower gels and soaps contain it. Find our selection of shower gels and soaps, very rich,

Our latest hair tips

essential oils for blocked hairHair psoriasis requires specific skin care. To diagnose psoriasis, it is best to consult a dermatologist. This will help you avoid confusing seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis. For scalps prone to itching, there are dedicated shampoos. They act either on the itching AND on the scales, or only on one of them.

Furthermore, maintaining the scalp between two psoriasis outbreaks is essential. Avoid shampoos that are too chemical. Nourish your scalp once a month with an oil bath. You can add a few drops of essential oil to it. Good actions are essential. And finally, don't be afraid anymorego to the hairdresser by reading our advice.




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