Psoriasis occurs when the skin cells develop at a more rapid pace than usual. As a result, skin cells build up on each other, which creates a thick, scale-like appearance to the skin.
Psoriasis can result in symptoms that range from mild to severe scaling with crusted plaques on the scalp.
Scalp psoriasis may also extend to a person's forehead, ears, and back of their neck, which can be very uncomfortable.
Coal tar has been used to treat psoriasis for more than 100 years. You can find it in shampoos as well as creams, oils, and lotions.
Shampoos with coal tar help with scaling, hardening, and thickening of the skin on your scalp by slowing down the growth of skin cells. They also can ease itching and make your scalp look better overall.
Coal tar contains a compound that helps to reduce the excessive development of skin cells. Additionally, coal tar reduces the symptoms of scalp psoriasis, such as itching and soreness.
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