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Have psoriasis on scalp, elbow and knee. What should be done to prevent it?

hi i have scalp psoriasis ..I was using topical shampo...I recently went to a water theme park...after that iam finding my scalp psoraisis is returning and white patches are coming ..though noe it is in mil state...Also i have psoriasis in my elbow and knee . ...Pls suggest we what need to be done to prevent it...What ointments, medicines..i should use for my scalp and knees
Asked On : Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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To keep psoriasis under remission, you may try these
1) scalp- use a tar based shampoo. Also apply a steroid salicylic acid lotion daily over scalp lesions
2) elbow and knee- use mild soap to bathe( dove, venusia, cetaphil etc). Moisturise skin by applying cotaryl or moisturex cream. Apply a steroid salicylic acid based ointment over the lesions.
It is always better to use prescription drugs under a dermatologist's follow up, so kindly consult a dermatologist nearby too.
Hope that answers your query. Take care.
Answered: Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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