Autumn dream

With the cooler, drier air of fall and winter quickly approaching, here’s how to get control now of your scaling, flaking scalp:

  • Wash your hair frequently. Daily is best.
  • Use a good dandruff shampoo. Head and Shoulders or Selsum Blue are good choices,
  • Do not over-brush, pick or scratch. Psoriasis is made worse by trauma.
  • Topical steroid foams, used appropriately, can reduce the itch as well as the redness and scale.
  • In severe cases, nightly use of an oil such as P & S Liquid can loosen the scales in a non-irritating way.

When topical treatments fail, there are many systemic options. See a dermatologist for more in-depth advice.