** Originally posted by jnjfraz ** I would then pick out the softened stuff in the morning..then shower and shampoo. Send help. 8 Replies, ** Originally posted by slg ** I am 12 weeks off of Amevive and using UVB 2x/week. I have also scalp psoriasis and used to pick my scales a LOT and now im 18 and some points of my scalp look like bald. Psoriasis can also cause inflammation of the joints. 11 Replies, Hey all ..I was looking for some things you do to get rid of scales that have built up. Sometimes it gets very annoying and ... (A burn can result in the Koebner effect.) picking psoriasis scales Chatting relating to the weakening of the day. It can pop up as a single patch or several, and can even affect your entire scalp. I have been clearing while on Amevive, and for the last 12 ... Hi! join me over on r/compulsiveskinpicking, Keep your fingernails short, wear a baseball cap, get lots of exercise and keep yourself busy so you’re not bored. I have scalp psoriasis and I have had it for quite some time now, however I have a habit of picking scabs (anywhere on my body) so of course I do not hesitate to pick the scales from my head. Log in or sign up to leave a comment log in sign up. 12 Replies, ** Originally posted by sarah1234 ** I have noticed recently that my P is Peeling more then ususal, I can get a fingernail and flick it off ... Get the treatment on your scalp. Get Rid of scales night before UVB treatment, soriataine question? Do you think that people with P are good detectives or good at crosswords? As he said, they're both very helpful in removing the scales. Small scaling spots (commonly seen in children) 3. Fay. If you suffer from psoriasis, below are some effective ways to treat psoriasis scales on a regular basis. Psoriasis outbreaks on the scalp are common. 16 Replies, Is this not recommended I dont want to look like some monster from the blue lagoon loose in public or school. These patches normally appear on your elbows, knees, … I think ... Maybe just good at google searches.. ** Originally posted by pgerpup ** It’s very bad for me as I sometimes search my scalp for scales to pick which results in my scalp bleeding in some places. When I was 90-percent covered I could sit for minutes at a time and pick and pull at my plaques. You bet I really need some help here, since Brian's Glycerin therapy has pretty much fixed the rest of my body. But dandruff flakes are different from the chunks These pile up in red patches, often with silvery scales. Preparing psoriasis scales An important first step before removing scales is to cover the affected area with either a moisturizer that is thicker in nature or an emollient. What Is Scalp Psoriasis? 2 Replies, So recently i discovered that i have scalp psoriasis and when i feel my scalp, i feel alot of bumps on it. Like Mike, the Koebner effect doesnt seem to be part of my p, so being a bit more agressive at getting rid of thick scales doesnt seem to bother my p. A help forum about all matters relating to psoriasis. I am a "picker". Are you sure you want to delete this reply? Hi Mikel, I think Salicylic acid would work but not sure what Form should I use it on my scalp- A wash, cream, ointment or gel. Before I knew what I had, in the back of my head, I began to use just plain lotion, on it. Good luck, Even when I freshly descale and oil my head I will still find myself searching for scales. Make sure your not too aggressive with the descale. Most salicylic acid products are marketed for acne and hence could be drying. Sometimes I would try to see how much skin I could pull off without tearing it (I know strange). You can simply wash off the scale with water and your fingers, or use salicylic acid to remove it. Whether it's relating anecdotes for support, giving advice, or looking for help, all posts welcome. Have you tried Demarest? He told us that doing such could very much spread the affected area. Cookies help us deliver our Services. You can simply wash off the scale with water and your fingers, or use salicylic acid to remove it. Maybe just good at google searches.. ** Originally posted by momeliza4 ** 4 Replies, ** Originally posted by ct69646 ** I'd like to get through the thick patches on my scalp. As you pick scales, your hair will also fall down. 10 Replies, ** Originally posted by JKNY ** After five days of S, my elbows are peeling big time! You can find answers to common questions like these Here https://new.reddit.com/r/Psoriasis/wiki/index?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf, Whatever you do, please don't do that. Apply a pea-sized amount of salicylic acid ointment to a clean cotton ball. The problem is that I can't stop picking and peeling off the psoriasis (flakes). ** Originally posted by JustDucky ** ** Originally posted by Mikel ** According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, around half of all psoriasis sufferers will experience psoriasis of the scalp. What oil do you use? My scalp is the very worst it has ever been. 10 Replies, even though my psoriasis has improved alot in the past 3 months but lately i been itching and peeling somewhat--i moisterize twice a day. I have tried the most obvious ones such as T-gel (which I still currently use), however I stopped for a while and used an independent brand which was tea tree & lavender (I think I can’t fully remember) based and it was really good but quite expensive for a small size bottle. Your hair has that greasy look. My appearance means much to me ... 9 Replies, ** Originally posted by 2sense ** anyone else have this problem? Psoriasis is an immune-mediated disease which affects the skin and joints. I think Salicylic acid would work but not sure what Form should I use it on my scalp- A wash, cream, ointment or gel. And still after soaking in oil/ cocois and then washing my hair - STILL scales. Yeah me too, when I descale I can tell myself there’s nothing there to pick at so the urge reduces slightly. Skin issues like seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, and sunburn can cause the scalp to peel off in chunks. Like MikeK said, it can burn. I never had it spread from that..but, I dont think its so good, because it hurts. I would try soaking the skin before you apply your topicals. This skin disease happens when your immune system sends faulty signals and skin cells grow too quickly. Sort by. Instead, Dr. Steven Feldman (Winston-Salem, North Carolina) suggests putting on an ointment or oil-like medication to soften the scale. Psoriasis may not be present on the rest of the body and may extend to the hairline and forehead. ** Originally posted by MikeK ** Here's a link to a previous discussion (circa 2004) about the Koebner effect: http://www.psoriasis.org/forum/showthread.php?t=10988. I have a rubber band about my wrist, and whenever I get the urger to pick, I snap it. be gentle and then using Clobetasol solution worked amazing for me. The problem with the oils is...sometimes, you cant get that out. I would let that stay for a couple of hours, or even over night. Avoid picking off scale. I tried Aveeno Bar and it did help a bit. So, if you are inclined, I recommend the salts and soaking to help your topicals penetrate. Wish I could give better advice. Certain baths, lotions, sponges to use etc. 22 Replies, So ive started to use dovonex at night while donig uvb 3x/week, about to reduce to 2x/week though cause nurse thinks it may be aggravating it ... 100% Upvoted. I was going to start this as a new thread but I thought this one will do. I try to tell him it's not like having a wound and picking a scab off.... it's like you literally have these flakes that are most of the time not … Honestly I understand it is very tedious, I find myself picking a lot more when I’m stressed personally, Heyo. I am determined to find a natural remedy that works for me. save hide report. Patients may be inclined to pick psoriasis scales that appear in noticeable areas or on the scalp. But as soon as one day has passed I’m ready to start picking again , Same. I was going to start this as a new thread but I thought this one will do. Avoid very hot showers or baths, as this can further dry the skin. Dab the cotton ball on your psoriasis patches. I once burnt myself when I used the MG217 ointment for too many days in a row. If Dovonex is prescribed along with other topicals, apply the medications at different times of day and never mix them. How to Remove Psoriasis Scales. Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes red, flaky, crusty patches of skin covered with silvery scales. Many community members state they have found over-the-counter moisturizers or emollients that work for them, others find that a prescription from the physician works better. That leaves me with my Bald Scalp. Many different skin conditions affect the scalp. Picking can aggravate your skin, causing psoriasis to flare. I try to explain what it is like to have psoriasis... no one else I know has psoriasis. How long does it take skin to heal after peeling? The only thing I have found really helps is reducing the scales in the first instance. On non-scalp areas I have found that a thick coating of Aquaphor before bed makes the plaques slide off in the shower pretty easily. ** Originally posted by jnjfraz ** Feel like I’m going to end I bald. This discussion is closed to comments. I personally use Aveeno Colloidal Oatmeal Bar twice a wek all over to do the trick since it is mildly abrasive and washes away the scale. It’s very bad for me as I sometimes search my scalp for scales to pick … I know the picking creates them but I am really struggling with this. The scales can actually act as a barrier that prevent the medication from attacking the psoriasis, so loose scales can and should be gently removed. Even when I descale there are still scales. A lot of people apply oil..olive oil, baby oil, etc..and let it stay overnight..then you can get the gush it makes, off in the morning. :cool: Nice to meet you. Previous Next 1 of 8 Types of psoriasis. It helps to remove the scale before applying your creams/lotions. Hello jnjfraz! It helps to remove the scale before applying your creams/lotions. Learn More. Apply over-the-counter products to your scalp to help soften scales and make them easier to peel off. This has been going on for about 5+ years now, and I can't stop no matter how much I want to. share. When there is nothing to pick I have it under control. Hello it sounds like Mike has given you some great advice. Tips. My son does not how ever use creams or lotions so the advice might be different if he did. Keep your fingernails short, and file your fingernails so that the tips are smooth. Important: This sub does not offer professional medical advice; always see a doctor. To start a new discussion in this community, please click here. Apply more ointment to the cotton ball, if necessary. Picking at scabs interferes with your body’s natural healing process, increasing your risk of infection. 7 Replies, Sometimes after i apply ointments or lotion or just smetimes randomly, the scales on my psoriasis are really "loose" and when i rub/scratch ... 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