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Psoriasis


Sean (dr.) Gomes Medical Doctor View profile

This is a very difficult condition and best to be managed by a specialist. Typically, topical therapies are used to treat more mild and localized psoriasis, whereas phototherapy or systemic therapy is reserved for more widespread or severe forms of the disease. Treatment normally starts with topical steroids. Should this not work other options include topical vitamin D, retinoids, tars and dithranol. Should the condition not improve, such in your case, topical treatments are combined with phototherapy which uses UVA and UVB. Should there still be no improvement oral medications such as acitretin, methotrexate and ciclosporin (which act as immuno-suppressants) can be trialled. These drugs need to be given under specialist care. From a lifestyle and complimentary perspective you can make the following modifications which may assist: reduce stress levels, try a 0.5% aloe creams to assist with healing, try taking a daily supplement of fish oil (1.8 to 3.6 grams of the supplement EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) a day). Anecdotal evidence suggests that people with psoriasis may improve on a hypo-allergenic diet. Trials have reported that eliminating gluten (found in wheat, rye, and barley) improved psoriasis for some people. Please follow this link to visit our healthnotes section for further advice. Should things not improve I would suggest visiting your dermatologist again or seeking a further opinion form another skin specialist. Regards Dr Gomes

Sean (dr.) Gomes Medical Doctor View profile

Psoriasis typically effects the extensor surfaces (i.e. knees, elbows) and the scalp. Hence, lesions on the base of ones skull would be common. I am not aware of there being a specific cause for lesions that are only located on the base of the skull. Any form of trauma can result in a predisposition to psoriasis affecting a particular area and hence that leads me to think that the base of the skull maybe a common area due to the fact that if one sleeps on ones back, the back of the head is “traumatised” so to speak and so maybe this results in plaques on the base of the skull. You could potentially try a different pillow, but this is juts theoretical. Hope this answers you question. Kind regards Dr Sean Gomes


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