Shampoos from psoriasis of the scalp

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Last reviewed: 25.06.2018

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Psoriasis is classified as a chronic non-infectious disease that affects the skin and hair. The pathology manifests on the body with red spots, itching, scaling; is localized on the knees, elbows, buttocks, feet, palms, genitals, and also in the hair.

Indications of the shampoos against psoriasis

It is not always possible to establish the cause of psoriasis, but it is known that such factors provoke the disease:

  • stress,
  • damage to the skin,
  • the effect of detergents and other chemicals,
  • abuse of cosmetics,
  • medical preparations.

With psoriasis, white scales are formed on the scalp, as with dandruff; but psoriasis is not a defect, but a chronic disease. It is accompanied by excruciating itching, when combing, causes the appearance of bloody wounds.

Such symptoms are indications for the use of shampoos from psoriasis of the scalp. In addition to them, ointments and medical solutions are used. All medications should be prescribed by a dermatologist; timely treatment for medical help contributes to clarifying the diagnosis (psoriasis, seborrhea, hair dermatitis, dandruff) and the quickest elimination of the problem.

Skin with psoriasis becomes inflamed, it becomes very sensitive, washing of hair is accompanied by unpleasant sensations. Therefore, the scalp requires, in addition to treatment, special care and delicate care. Ordinary shampoos are not suitable for this, so they are prescribed analgesics, antimycotic, anti-inflammatory components. Extracts of medicinal plants and other natural components enrich special means with useful ingredients.

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Release form

Dermatological shampoos against psoriasis can be divided into several groups. Some are designed to eliminate fungi or microbes, others have a healing effect, some still only relieve the symptoms of psoriasis. Children's products are extremely useful and indifferent components in the composition.

Means for washing hair prevent the progression of the disease, reduce the symptoms of pathology, remove excess fat and dead epidermis. Hair gradually recover, cease to break and fall out.

Names of shampoos from psoriasis of the head:

  • antifungal - "Nizoral";

  • tar - "Psorilom", "Friederm tar", "Tar for the bath", "Algopix", "Zinc plus birch tar", "Tana", "911 tar", "Alfosil" with coal tar, "Golden silk", " Denorex "," Image "," Tar "with collagen and aloe," Fongitar "," Polytar ";
  • therapeutic - Skin-Cap;
  • cosmetic - "Sulsena", "Natura", "Harmony of pure metals", "Friederm balance", "Black currant" on medicinal herbs, "Psorian";

  • children's - Johnsons baby, Me and Mama, Nipp, Easy combing, Neutral-Beby anti-allergenic, Karapuz, Tick-tak.

Choose a shampoo for psoriasis of the scalp should be recommended by a specialist, but with feedback from other patients.


Pharmacodynamics of dermatological shampoos with tar consists in the local action of active substances on the problem skin. For example, "Friederm Tar" has astringent, antimycotic, vasoconstrictive effects, prevents the growth of skin cells.

Active tar components (cresol, phenol, guaiacol, phytoncides), which is a part of shampoos from psoriasis of the scalp, have antiseptic, disinfecting, antiseptic effects.

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Shampoos against psoriasis have a local effect. More detailed data on the pharmacokinetics of shampoos from psoriasis of the scalp are not presented.

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Use of the shampoos against psoriasis during pregnancy

The use of tar in the course of pregnancy is not recommended - due to the content of the carcinogen benzopyrine. The prohibition also applies to women who are nursing and planning pregnancy. Studies on the safety of shampooing from psoriasis of the scalp for this category of patients have not been conducted.

Skin-cap with zinc, a preparation against various groups of microorganisms, it is possible to apply pregnant women, but with the permission of the attending physician.


Contraindication to the use of shampoos against psoriasis of the scalp is hypersensitivity to individual components, for example, tar. It is not recommended to use such drugs during the period of expectation of the child and breastfeeding.

For children, special shampoos are recommended - without fragrances, dyes, harmful substances created on natural ingredients.

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Side effects of the shampoos against psoriasis

With increased sensitivity, side effects may occur in the form of an increase in the pathological signs of psoriasis, but this happens rarely. Long-term use of tar and its preparations can cause local irritations.

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Dosing and administration

Tar wood shampoos from psoriasis of the scalp are distinguished by a specific odor, which does not immediately disappear.

  • Dosage and administration: apply a little shampoo to wet hair, rub, rinse and apply again. The foamed agent is aged for five minutes, re-foamed and washed off. To achieve the effect, the procedure is repeated twice a week for three months.

Shampoo "Algopix" is also applied and foamed twice, left for 10 minutes. Wash your hair once a week, about a month, then you need a two-week break; if necessary, the course is repeated.

"Nizoral" is applied to psoriasis zones for 5 minutes, washed with running water; repeat weekly twice, for 4 weeks.

The duration of the course of treatment depends on the localization, the extent of the lesion, the response to treatment. Schemes of using shampoos against psoriasis are prescribed by a dermatologist individually to each patient.

All shampoos from psoriasis of the scalp are used only externally. In case of accidental contact with eyes, they are washed abundantly with clean water.

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The facts of an overdose of shampoos against psoriasis of the scalp are not described.

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Interactions with other drugs

Complex treatment is used for psoriasis, and shampoos are only part of the treatment. Tar in its pure form is not combined with sulfanilamide preparations, phenothiazines and other agents that increase the photosensitivity of the dermis. As a part of shampoos from a psoriasis of a pilar part of a head of negative interaction with other preparations it is not revealed.

Strengthen the action of sulfur tar, salicylic acid; they also protect the skin from irritation.

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Storage conditions

Shampoos from psoriasis of the scalp, like all similar drugs, are kept in a dark place, protected from access by children. Storage conditions provide for a wide temperature range: from two to 30 degrees.

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Shelf life

The typical shelf life of shampoos from psoriasis of the scalp is 3 years.

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Best shampoo for psoriasis on the head

Good shampoos from psoriasis of the scalp do not contain lauryl (laurit) sulfates, propylene glycol. Strong fragrance, bright color with mother-of-pearl reflow, abundant foam also do not indicate a high quality of cosmetics, rather the opposite.

In the nomination "The best shampoo from psoriasis on the head" of Internet ratings, users put up such brands:

  • "Friederm tar",
  • Sulsen,
  • "Psorilom",
  • "Libriderm zinc,
  • Algopix,
  • Skin-Cap.

The most popular of children's shampoos is "Johnsons baby".

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Reviews of shampoos from psoriasis on the head

According to many reviews, the effectiveness of shampoo from psoriasis of the scalp "Friederm tar" is confirmed by practice: the symptoms of psoriasis disappear in a few weeks. However, for some patients, it dries the skin and has no therapeutic effect.

Positive feedback about shampoos from psoriasis on the scalp "Psoril" - tar and salicylic. Already at the first time they notice an improvement in the condition of the problem zone, a reduction in unpleasant sensations. It is noted that the tar smell of this shampoo is quickly disappearing.

  • The time-tested "Sulsen" gets stable and good reviews, but it is periodically desirable to alternate with other means of care - in order to avoid addiction and reduce the therapeutic effect.

Some patients are satisfied with the positive result of the constant use of shampoos designed for children. Concerning the alternation of drugs opinions were divided: some advise to find "their" drug and wash their hair only by him; others, on the contrary, were convinced of the high efficiency of the alternate use of dermatological preparations.

Shampoos from psoriasis of the scalp are important, but still an auxiliary component in a complex of therapeutic methods. Self-medication is prohibited here. Only the doctor should determine which medications and shampoos with which properties are suitable for the complete elimination of symptoms and causes of an unpleasant disease.


To simplify the perception of information, this instruction for use of the drug "Shampoos from psoriasis of the scalp" translated and presented in a special form on the basis of the official instructions for medical use of the drug. Before use read the annotation that came directly to medicines.

Description provided for informational purposes and is not a guide to self-healing. The need for this drug, the purpose of the treatment regimen, methods and dose of the drug is determined solely by the attending physician. Self-medication is dangerous for your health.

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