Hi, I am a 32 years old man. I have psoriasis majorly in my scalp and around a little around my chin and eyebrows since the last 10 years. Initially it wasn't visible but it started getting worse in the last 2 years. It increases suddenly when the weather changes. When I shave regularly it is less visible but if I forget then it increases badly and when I shave again there are lots of red patches on the face.
It is not too problematic in the scalp, it washes off when I shampoo. I have approached doctors thrice, - allopathic, homeopathic and ayurvedic but could not take the medications for longer duration because I could not see the results. I have heard of a lot perceptions regarding its cure, so I am confused which medication should I follow better results in less time. A lot of people have suggested allopathic medicines are not the permanent solution for this. Is it true? Can you explain what to do?
Expert Advice –
Thanks for the query. From what you are telling me, the diagnosis may well be seborrhoeic dermatitis and not psoriasis. If I were you, I would get a second opinion.
If it is psoriasis, yes, there is no cure in any forms of medicine. However, the symptoms can be controlled and you will be comfortable by simply using some creams and ointments in case of limited disease. You will need to be in touch with your dermatologist regularly to vary the creams and ointments to keep you comfortable. You did say that you have used creams and ointments with no improvement. Generally the medicated creams need to be used for 4-6 weeks to see benefits in cases of psoriasis.
- Dr Sirisha Singh