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Natural Homeopathic Remedies for Scalp Psoriasis

Scalp psoriasis is a skin complaint characterized by red inflammed lesions on the scalp covered with silvery white scales. Scalp psoriasis is a fairly common skin complaint. The exact reason behind scalp psoriasis is yet not cleared. However, it is considered to be a disorder of autoimmune origin. Homeopathic medicines for scalp psoriasis don’t suppress the complaint and follow a curative approach. homeopathic medicines for scalp psoriasis

In scalp psoriasis, due to a misdirected immune response, the cells of skin start to grow at a very quick pace (in day’s time instead of a few weeks). The body remains unable to shed these excessive cells which tend to pile up on the skin surface forming thick scaly patches. A person having a family history of psoriasis is at risk to get it too. Injury to scalp, smoking, and stress are a few factors that raise the risk of scalp psoriasis. These similar factors are also linked to worsening of scalp psoriasis.

Homeopathic Medicines for Scalp Psoriasis

Scalp psoriasis can be treated wonderfully with homeopathy. They are mild, safe remedies that treat scalp psoriasis gently with zero side effects. They moderate the immune system of the body thus preventing quick multiplication of the skin cells and bringing excellent recoveries in case of scalp psoriasis. With their use, the redness, inflammation, and scales on the scalp get reduced markedly. The psoriatic patches tend to heal and its further spread is well controlled. Itching, burning on the scalp and associated hair fall also gets managed with them in a magnificent way. Homeopathy for scalp psoriasis are selected individually for every case of scalp psoriasis as per constitution of person to yield best results. Arsenic  Album, Arsenic Iodatum, Graphites, Sepia, Natrum Mur, Sulphur, and Petroleum are the top remedies to treat the condition.

1. Arsenic Album – Top Grade Medicine for Scalp Psoriasis

Arsenic Album tops the list of therapeutics indicated for scalp psoriasis treatment. A person requiring Arsenic Album have dry eruptions on the scalp covered with scales. The scales are abundant that fall off continually from the scalp. The lesions may extend from the scalp to forehead, neck and the ears in most cases. The scalp is also rough and dry. Intolerable itching and burning also appear on the scalp. After scratching the scalp becomes painful and sometimes bleeding appears from the psoriatic patches. The scalp is also sensitive. A characteristic feature is worsening of the complaint from cold and relief by warmth in general. An associated hair loss may also be present with the above signs and symptoms.

2. Arsenic Iodatum – For Scalp Psoriasis with Large Scales

Arsenic Iodatum is next beneficial medicine in the list for treating scalp psoriasis. Arsenic Iodatum is most suited to the cases of scalp psoriasis where exfoliation of large scales is present. The rawness of the scalp surface beneath the scales appears following its exfoliation. A marked inflammation of the scalp along with the above features is also well noted.  Arsenic Iodatum will help to reduce the excessive scaliness of scalp and the associated inflammation of scalp psoriasis in a very effective manner.

3. Graphites – For Scalp Psoriasis with Marked Dryness and Roughness

Graphites is used in scalp psoriasis cases in which there is marked dryness and roughness of the scalp. Thick-crusted plaques on the scalp are present. There is extreme scaliness of the scalp. A marked burning on the top of the head attends most cases. Itching on the scalp also appears. The psoriatic spots are also sore and very painful to touch. The hair may be matted together and tends to fall out.

4. Sepia – For Shiny White Adhesive Scales

Sepia is next well-indicated medicine for scalp psoriasis with shiny white adhesive scales on the scalp. There are red, large oval spots on the scalp that are covered with shining white adhesive scales. The lesions are dry and tend to extend behind the ears in some cases. There is itching on the scalp and the scalp is also painful to touch. A sour-smelling sweat may also be present with the above features.

5. Natrum Mur – For Managing Hair Fall in Scalp Psoriasis

Use of Natrum Mur is considered for treating cases of scalp psoriasis where hair fall attends. The psoriatic lesions appearing on the scalp tend to extend to the nape of the neck and behind the ears. The scalp is covered with white scales. The scalp is also very raw, sore and red. Itching appears in the psoriatic patches. Natrum Mur will help to heal the psoriatic patches as well as manage associated hair fall.

6. Sulphur – For Scalp Psoriasis with Itching and Burning on Scalp

Sulphur is highly recommended to treat many skin ailments including scalp psoriasis. It is very useful to manage itching and burning arising in the cases of scalp psoriasis. In most cases requiring Sulphur the itching is harsh and very violent in nature. The itching gets worse in the evening and at the night time in a majority of the cases where Sulphur is indicated. Washing also worsens the itching in a few cases. Along with itching, burning in the lesions is also present in a marked degree. Scratching mostly result in extreme burning sensation on the scalpThe scalp is dry, unhealthy with red scaly blotches. Use of Sulphur is also considered in those cases of scalp psoriasis where a person has used local medication (ointments) injudiciously for a long period of time.

7. Petroleum – For Scalp Psoriasis that Worsens in Winter

Petroleum is also used widely to treat scalp psoriasis. It is of great use to manage cases of scalp psoriasis that worsens in winters. The scalp is rough, dry, and dirty and is covered with thick scaly crusty psoriatic lesions.  The scalp is raw, red and inflammed. On scratching the eruptions tend to bleed often. The eruptions are itchy and scalp is sensitive to touch. Soreness and pain follow scratching.

Signs and Symptoms of Scalp  Psoriasis

The major sign of psoriasis is red inflammed raised patches on the scalp that is covered with shiny silvery white scales. The scaling may be fine to thick depending upon the severity. The skin lesions of scalp psoriasis also tend to extend to the neck and behind or inside the ears frequently. The scalp also appears very dry. In severe cases of scalp psoriasis thick crusted plaques on the scalp forms. Bleeding on scratching the lesions may attend.  Itching, soreness and burning sensation also appear on the scalp. Hair fall is an associated complaint that may arise in a person having scalp psoriasis. The above signs and symptoms vary in intensity from case to case.

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  1. Kanika Paul says:

    I have got itchy and burning sensation on sculp. Now a days it’s spreads ear back and forehead. Tremendous hair fall. I have come to Kerala, kochi last month. And the prblm has increased these days. What homeopathic medicine should I take?

  2. chandrashekara says:

    I had a skull psoriasis since 2010 and consuming homeo medicine. but it is not cured so far and it is spread to ear back of ear and under arm and male genital’s. Kindly suggest.

  3. Doctor, I am having scalp psoriasis since 2014 extending ears inside & outside and on the neckside. I have taken homeo treatment since Jan, 2020 till date. But I don’t see any improvement…in my scalp psoriasis. Can you suggest me any homeo medicines to treat my condition.

  4. I’m suffering with pain and itching on my scalp. Too much itching and
    hair fall on right side. I m using onion seeds hair oil and Amway anti hairfall shampoo. I don’t have Dandruff. Only too much itching, burning sensation and hair f especially on right side. Plz. do advice.

  5. I have suffering from scalp from 20 years. Itching and red sores appeared. Sometimes bleed and pus.

  6. Elaine Margaret Sims says:

    So frustrated, I have been suffering with scalp psoriasis for several years now with
    the situation worsening. I have seen a dermatologist who prescribed
    a medicinal shampoo, however it was soothing after usage but it never
    resulted in anything else. I do not want to take any oral medications.
    I would like to know what natural treatment you could possibly recommend.

    • Ashok Rana says:

      I am suffering from scalp psorises in the middle lesion of my head, there is a swelling with hard scalps n when i scratched it d red fluid comes out.
      Plz advise me the treatment.

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  8. R. Lalitha says:

    Hello, my name is Lalitha. I’m sixty years old. I feel burning and itching sensation on my scalp accompanied soreness. There is mild rash like redness on my scalp. This sansation aggregates during migrain attacks. There is severe hair fall. Is there solution to my problem in homeopathy?

  9. Priyanka says:

    I am suffering from scalp psoriasis for past 5 years.Since 3 years back,my treatment started but it was discontinued for 6months back.My condition worsened after that.Silvery and White scales present on my whole scalp and lesions on the back.due to covid-19i cannot go to consult doctor. Pls help.its very itchy and scales are getting larger and my hair’s falling very quick.

  10. DrRama Murthy says:

    Dear Dr Sharma/ Dr Kaur,
    Being practicing Homeopath, sometimes I find your website gives clarity while selecting between two remedies.
    Presumably that you permit, I do wish to thank you for the great effort in preparing this website (I may call it as the best).
    Tthanking you,
    Dr Rama Murthy,

    • Mañjunath says:

      Doctor. Good morning.
      I am MANJUNATH from MYSORE.
      I am having itchy scalp since two three months.
      I am using hair dye. Maybe that could be a cause. But I am using hair dye since 15 years.
      There are no patches etc. But yes some small dry pimples may be there. There is no bleeding or scaly powder like on scratching. Only irrigation. Needs scratching.
      I am a little stout for my height. I am 5.4. I weigh 90. Mostly due to belly. Otherwise wise I am healthy. No diabetes or BP. Wheatish complexion.
      Please suggest a course of medicine with dosage. I can buy the medicine here.
      Mañjunath with regards.

  11. Victoria Finding, age 60 yrs. says:

    I am suffering very badly itching, after itching blood is coming. irritation with scalp. All over body, hands, legs face. I’m taking Echinacea Angustifa.Skins is like snake skin.

  12. Gyaneshwar Prasad says:

    I am feeling very irritation with Itching of scalp with sticky watery discharge mostly in cold days.

  13. H Singh says:

    I am a 45 yr old sikh man suffering from psoriasis. The affected areas are scalp where I feel needle sensation and really itchy at time as I wear turban. I had a hair loss as well. Red spots on face right side near nose. I feel lot of itching in my anus. I have wart like red psoriasis in navel as well. I have psoriasis spots on legs below knees and they are also itchy occasionally.
    Apart from above said I am diagnosed with non alcoholic fatty liver. I go to gym to keep my weight. My body generally remains on colder side. My left foot toe nail becomes powdry on cutting and is very thick. I get pain slight pain in my foot, ankles and knees.
    I had warts all over hands and legs when I was around 10-12 yrs. I used Thuja at that time to get rid of it.
    Please advise which homeopathy suits me better

  14. Satya Mohan Chowdary says:

    Hello Dr.Sharma,

    Your page is very descriptive and helpful. Thanks for the post.

    I am suffering with red patches on top of my head (usually wear helmet, causes sweat) and my condition is matching with “Graphites” explanation. Could you please suggest the dosage.

    Satya Mohan

  15. Rama Kant prasad says:

    I am affected from scalp psoriasis since 4 year

  16. Tanveer Suleman says:

    I am suffering from Scalp Psoriasis since last 8 years. I have used Clobederm S Lotion with olive oil many times to suppress the problem but it re-appears time to time and in Winter it becomes severe. I have found your topic very informative. From other literatures on internet about this issue, I had selected 3 medicines for my problem :
    1. Graphites 30
    2. Sulphur 30
    3. Mezereum 30
    I am taking 3 drops of each 3 times a day. I am taking these drops directly in mouth under tongue. Am I doing right to take these medicines this way? Further please let me know if this combination is good for me.
    Thanks in anticipation.

  17. shivani chauhan says:

    Hello Sir,
    I am having this condition from last one year . I am having lots of flaking. I tried some medicine but of use. I am underweight please suggest some medicine and diet

  18. Biraj biswas says:

    I have ichy problem for 3 to 4 months plz recomment me some medicine

  19. Preetha Rajan says:

    Hi doctor……my scalp is itching too much and hair fall also….centre of head too much visibly and all over the head the same problem.

  20. Sir Ranjit here age 69 yrs, bald with hair at the lower half in back of head.
    white patches all around the receding hair line on scalp at the back of head stretching upto back near the upper neck
    itching when dry
    itching increases in cold weather

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