Scalp Psoriasis# – Ding dong the “witch” is dead….well, at least at bay – Pt.2

In posts past, I’ve sung the praises of Taclonex for successfully treating my scalp psoriasis.  Believe it or not, I did not have another flare up until about a month ago.  That’s about two years of relief.

My doctor renewed my prescription and I was off to see the wizard.  Unfortunately, the wizard is now in a posh gated mansion with manicured lawns.  What used to cost $50 is now $474 (and yes that’s after insurance and discounts).  I could not believe the cost of Taclonex went up almost 9.5 times in two years.  That’s ridiculous.  The good thing is that there was an alternative and it has worked just as great.

That alternative is Clobetasol 0.05% topical solution.  With insurance it was $79.  I think it’s around $200 without.  I used it two times per day for four weeks. In about three or four days, the plaques on my scalp were gone, but I continued as prescribed to keep them at bay.

We’ll see how it goes from here, but I hope this helps someone.  This information is based on my experience and treatment plan from my physician.  Check with your doctor or dermatologist to see if this medication will work for you.

Melanie V. Logan

The interesting thing about looking at stats and likes is that it often tells us what kinds of things our readers and visitors like or find useful. One of the posts that have stuck out is the post I wrote in January about scalp psoriasis. Granted, the main purpose of me creating this blog was to hone writing skills and share information about the craft, but I’m not too proud or picky to exclude discussing other things. With that said, I’m happy to pass on information that may help someone else. And without further ado, I’ll share another update on my progress.

After the last post about scalp psoriasis, I had a couple of pea-sized patches to form. This was around the first part of March. One was in the back left side of my scalp, and the other on the left side about 2 inches above my ear. They…

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Scalp Psoriasis – Ding dong the “witch” is dead….well, at least at bay

The interesting thing about looking at stats and likes is that it often tells us what kinds of things our readers and visitors like or find useful. One of the posts that have stuck out is the post I wrote in January about scalp psoriasis. Granted, the main purpose of me creating this blog was to hone writing skills and share information about the craft, but I’m not too proud or picky to exclude discussing other things. With that said, I’m happy to pass on information that may help someone else. And without further ado, I’ll share another update on my progress.

After the last post about scalp psoriasis, I had a couple of pea-sized patches to form. This was around the first part of March. One was in the back left side of my scalp, and the other on the left side about 2 inches above my ear. They didn’t itch. It was just annoying. I found them when I went to comb my hair. Low and behold, there was the infamous crust (gross, I know). So I did an inspection of my scalp and found that that was it. I grabbed my ointment and rubbed some on both spots. I only did it that one day. Since then, the patches have been gone, and nothing else has formed anywhere on my scalp.

Previously, I mentioned that foods or sodas could be the aggressor. Now I’m not so sure. I still drink mostly soda (I know, a bad habit), but it hasn’t caused any new flair ups. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still a believer that the things we’re exposed to (internally and externally) can have effects on our well-being. The only thing different since March, is that I increased my Vitamin D, since my doctor said it was low. Maybe that helped with keep the problem at bay. Time will tell.

I would suggest anyone suffering with scalp psoriasis to consult with a doctor or dermatologist to rule out things that can create flair ups. While there is no cure for psoriasis, maybe sharing this type of information with doctors can help to narrow down culprits and hopefully make steps towards a cure.

XOXO, Melanie Dawnn

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Disclaimer: The above post is the opinion and experience of Melanie Dawnn, and should not be taken as medical advice.  Please consult with your physician or medical provider for health concerns.

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Natural Hair and Scalp Psoriasis – Part Deux

Last month I posted about the problems I’ve had with scalp psoriasis.  I thought I’d give an update on how things are progressing.  So far, all is well.  The patches have not come back.  I do have some itchiness in my scalp and my overall skin, but I’ve noticed that it happens when I drink more soda than water.  I can only assume that one of the ingredients is a trigger.  That may be something to research. Continue reading “Natural Hair and Scalp Psoriasis – Part Deux”