What is psoriasis?
Psoriasis is the skin disease, which is manifested as the apparition of the red patches over the skin and the white flakes (which are, actually, the dead parts of the skin) that come off from them. Besides that, those red patches cause the itch, since they are, in fact, the irritations, or to be more precise, the response of the skin to the inflammatory process which is produced on it.
Most commonly the psoriasis affects the areas of the elbows and knees, but it can be spread over the other parts of the body, such as the neck, the areas on the back side of the ears, over the forehead, including the skin of the head which is covered with hair – scalp. When it comes to the scalp, this skin disease is very common, since about the half of the people who suffer from the general psoriasis, are prone to be affected by the psoriasis located over the scalp, as well.
As far as the following signs of psoriasis are concerned, their intensity varies depending on the severity and the grade of the disease. Besides the itch, which is the most prominent indicator of this disease, there is another very annoying symptom. Very hard to be managed are the flakes which come off and the red areas which are sometimes very hard to be spotted, but which could be as well swollen and large (of course, in the more severe cases). If someone additionally suffers from the dry skin, the condition is usually worsened, which is manifested as the certain amount of the ruptures of the skin, from which the bleeding may occur. The natural treatment
So, this is not so severe health problem, but it is aesthetically unpleasant and sometimes embarrassing, too. That is why it should be treated as soon as it is noticed, and also because psoriasis can lead to the permanent damage in the hair follicles (which could provoke the total loss of hair), if the itch forces the person to scratch the scalp too much. Unfortunately, only the consequences and the indicators of this disease could be treated, and the best way to do that is by the use of the natural remedies.
When it comes to the treatment, which is focused on lessening the intensity of the symptoms, it is mainly based on the remedies which are intended to be put directly over the scalp. Besides the conventional treatments recommended by the doctors (the therapy with light, medications, the creams based on the steroids, the shampoos, and so on), some of the most effective homemade remedies are: the shampoo based on the salt from the Dead sea, the remedy which contains aloe vera and he oil extracted from jojoba, the oil from chamomile, eucalyptus, neem or lavender (which should be used for the regular gentle massages), the paste from olive oil, grounded avocado, and honey.
Also, one should expel the fried foods from his or hers eating regime and to introduce more veggies (carrots are very beneficial, for example) and more fruits, such as lemon, oranges, peaches and nuts.