While there’s no cure for the annoying skin condition psoriasis it’s easy to soothe with some cream on your arms and legs – but what about relieving your itchy scalp?
One woman took to the Facebook group Mas on a Mission to ask for help as she is being “driven demented” with the genetic condition, and other women were quick to share their home remedies.
Many of them recommended coconut oil, which has anti-inflammatory properties and can help easy psoriasis pain.
“Coconut oil with lemon juice is very good,” one said, while another added: “Coconut oil works for me.”
“I put coconut oil in once a week and leave overnight,” said a third, reports RSVPLive.
Others swore by tea tree oil, which is said to have antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties.
“I found tea tree oil great, I put a few drops in the bath,” one suggested.
“I get it when I’m stressed and the best thing for me is a few drops of tea tree oil in my shampoo bottle!” added another.
Another remedy was the anti-dandruff shampoo Nizoral.
One group member said: “I use Nizoral shampoo I get it on prescription from doctor and it’s brill!”
Other options include getting prescription medication which contains such active ingredients as coal tar and salicylic acid.
Many psoriasis suffers also find sunlight can help, particularly if you have thin hair.