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Coal Tar Treatments:           
Exorex Exorex: Exorex® is a highly innovative coal-tar-based topical dermatological preparation, indicated for the treatment of Psoriasis and Eczema. The range includes a lotion, a cream, a scalp moisturiser and a shampoo.   More >>>
Alphosyl Alphosyl: Alphosyl is a medicated shampoo containing: Coal tar, alcoholic extract of 5% w/w for the treatment of scalp disorders.   More >>>
Polytar Polytar: Polytar is a medicated scalp cleanser containing tar blend for the treatment of scaling scalp disorders including seborrhoeic dermatitis, psoriasis and dandruff.   More >>>
Capasal Shampoo Capasal Shampoo: A shampoo for the treatment of dry, scaly scalp conditions including psoriasis.   More >>>
Sebco: Sebco comes in a coconut oil compound that contains coal tar solution, which helps to ease dandruff and other scaly skin disorders.
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Other Treatments:           
Purepotions Purepotions: Purepotions is a fantastic range of remedies for babies and people with dry skin.   More >>>
Salcura Salcura: A range formulated using natural oils, vitamins and minerals. Salcura products are free from parabens, steroids, and Petrochemicals and are designed to treat and care for problem skin such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, acne and thrush.
Recommended psoriasis and eczema treatments are: Salcura Intensive and Salcura Zeoderm. Special Salcura offers available. Click here to view encouraging and successful Salcura Case Studies.   More >>>
Cetaphil Cetaphil: Cetaphil is one of the most thoroughly studied moisturising and cleansing skin care range.   More >>>
Ceanel Ceanel: Ceanel concentrate contains Undecenoic acid 1% v/v, Cetrimide 10% w/v, Phenylethyl alcohol 7.5% v/v for the management of psoriasis of the scalp, seborrhoeic dermatitis, dandruff and psoriasis of the trunk and limbs. It acts as an antiseptic, fighting the fungi and bacteria that can affect patches of psoriasis.   More >>>
Dermalex Dermalex: Dermalex products are steroid free and treats eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.   More >>>
Provenance Psoriasis + Scaly Skin Cream Provenance Psoriasis + Scaly Skin Cream: Contains a botanical extract which reduces excess skin cell turnover. It also contains Aloe Vera gel to help soothe itching and redness...   More >>>
Zambesia Botanica Zambesia Botanica: This skin care range contains an extract from the African 'sausage tree' and has proved useful in the healing of skin suffering from sun over-exposure and conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.   More >>>
Balmy Pyjamas Balmy Pyjamas: Made of soft, natural cotton and help to soothe itchy skin due to the impregnantion of Gamma Linolenic Acid in the material. Ideal for children who suffer from psoriasis, eczema and atopic dermatitis. Available in 3 sizes.   More >>>
Derma Silk Derma Silk: Drema Silk is a therapeutic clothing line that helps protect the skin for skin irritations from conditions such as eczema or dermatitis.   More >>>
QV QV: QV is a range of skin care products for individuals with normal to dry or sensitive skin, and for people who are sensitive to particular ingredients found in other skin care products. QV is a gentle and effective soap-free range of cleansers and moisturisers, which offer the perfect solution for a healthy skin care regime.   More >>>
Dermal Dermal: Dermal have a range of products like creams, bath additives, shampoo and more. Dermal Dithro creams have five different creams that are present in a 50 gram tube but all have different percentages of Dithranol to help with scalp psoriasis and skin.   More >>>
Scalp Treatments:           
Purepotions Skin Salvations Scalp Oil With Borage & Rosemary 50ml
Purepotions Skin Salvations Scalp Oil With Borage & Rosemary 50ml: A natural oil to help soothe itchy scalps suitable for those that suffer from scalp psoriasis.   More >>>
Price: £10.30 (incl VAT) (Buy any 3 or more PurePotions Products and save 5%)
Dermacura Scalp Relief Treatment 100ml
Dermacura Scalp Relief Treatment 100ml: Dermacura Scalp Relief Treatment contains all natural ingredients, and is suitable for sensitive scalps which are prone to psoriasis.   More >>>
Price: £8.55 (incl VAT)
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Natural Treatments:           
Westlab Dead Sea Salt 500g
Westlab Dead Sea Salt 500g: Westlab Dead Sea Salt 500g, supports natural skin health ideal for use on skin prone to psoriasis eczema and acne.   More >>>
Price: £2.89 (incl VAT)
Westlab Dead Sea Salt Soothing - 1kg
Westlab Dead Sea Salt Soothing - 1kg: Westlab Dead Sea Salt Soothing - 1kg is a soothing and softening bath salt for dry itchy skin.   More >>>
Price: £3.40 (incl VAT)
Westlab Himalayan Salt Detoxifying - 1kg
Westlab Himalayan Salt Detoxifying - 1kg: Westlab Himalayan Salt Detoxifying - 1kg is a bath salt for smooth, radiant and healthy looking skin.   More >>>
Price: £3.40 (incl VAT)
Westlab Himalayan Salt Detoxifying - 500g
Westlab Himalayan Salt Detoxifying - 500g: Westlab Himalayan Salt Detoxifying - 500g is a bath salt for smooth, radiant and healthy looking skin.   More >>>
Price: £2.75 (incl VAT)
Purepotions Skin Salvation Daily Moisturising Cream 100ml
Purepotions Skin Salvation Daily Moisturising Cream 100ml: A 99% natural, skin cream ideal for psoriasis prone skin. Free from parabens, petro-chemicals and perfumes.   More >>>
Price: £8.99 (incl VAT) (Buy any 3 or more PurePotions Products and save 5%)
Purepotions Skin Salvation Bath and Body Oil 200ml
Purepotions Skin Salvation Bath and Body Oil 200ml:
100% natural and suitable for psoriasis prone skin
Skin Salvation Bath and Body Oil helps restore skin's natural oils and re hydrate skin.   More >>>
Price: £8.29 (incl VAT) (Buy any 3 or more PurePotions Products and save 5%)
Purepotions Skin Salvation Moisturising Ointment 30ml
Purepotions Skin Salvation Moisturising Ointment 30ml: An intensive moisturiser made from natural ingredients to soothe dry and psoriasis prone skin.   More >>>
Price: £5.69 (incl VAT) (Buy any 3 or more PurePotions Products and save 5%)
Purepotions Skin Salvation Moisturising Ointment 60ml
Purepotions Skin Salvation Moisturising Ointment 60ml: A natural skin hydrating ointment ideal for dry skin prone to psoriasis.   More >>>
Price: £8.29 (incl VAT) (Buy any 3 or more PurePotions Products and save 5%)
Purepotions Skin Salvation Moisturising Ointment 120ml
Purepotions Skin Salvation Moisturising Ointment 120ml: A rich natural ointment that that helps to restore very dry skin that is prone to eczema and psoriasis.   More >>>
Price: £11.99 (incl VAT) (Buy any 3 or more PurePotions Products and save 5%)
Related Products:           
Dermatological Soaps Dermatological Soaps: This page contains a section dedicated to soaps for sensitive skin.   More >>>
Emollients Emollients: Emollients that can soothe the symptoms of dry skin.   More >>>
Isomol Gel 100g:   More >>>
Price: £3.19 (incl VAT)
Hair & Skin Supplements Hair & Skin Supplements: Vitamins and minerals are essential to health and vitality, and consequently to the health and appearance of skin and hair.   More >>>
Psoriasis Information::           
Frequently Asked Questions about Psoriasis:

What is psoriasis?
Psoriasis is the name given to a range of skin conditions characterised by scaly patches that can become inflamed. These scaly patches are known as plaques, and are typically caused by excessive production of skin.

How do I know if I have psoriasis?
There is no foolproof way of knowing whether or not you have psoriasis. The best way of knowing is to look at the symptoms. Psoriasis tends to happen in patches – known as plaques – that are often reddish and inflamed with a silvery-white scaly coating in parts. The scaly parts feel hard and rough and the whole area can be itchy. Psoriasis tends to be a persistent condition that reguarly improves for a while before getting worse again.

What causes psoriasis?
Psoriasis is often caused by an overproduction of skin. However, this is not the only cause. Little is really known about psoriasis and it may well be a combination of factors including diet, the immune system and skin irritants. It is thought that in some cases, psoriasis is caused by an overreaction by the immune system in the skin, but not all scientists agree with this view.

Is there a cure for psoriasis?
There is no cure for psoriasis that is 100% effective or that works for everyone. The best option for psoriasis sufferers is to use the available treatments to manage the condition.

How can I choose a treatment for psoriasis?
Because psoriasis can be caused by a number of factors, and the exact cause is not diagnosable, the only option that exists is to try a few treatments and to see which ones work the best. It’s a little disappointing that there is no easy answer – psoriasis is a very persistent and annoying condition!

What types of treatment exist for psoriasis?
  • Coal tar is a common ingredient in psoriasis treatments. One of the main symptoms of psoriasis is the presence of excessively thick, scaly skin. Coal tar breaks down this thick skin, leaving it softer and smoother. Coal tar also soothes itchy areas and acts as a mild antiseptic, which is useful in fighting fungal and microbial infections that can attack areas affected by psoriasis.
  • Emollients help to soothe and moisturise dry and irritated areas associated with psoriasis.
  • Itch relief treatments help to prevent the patient from scratching the skin, which can cause severe damage. Itch relief treatments can complement other treatments for psoriasis.
  • Dermatological soaps provide a means of washing the skin without causing irritation.
What do Express Chemist recommend for psoriasis?
We recommend in the first instance that you try a range of treatments to see which works best for you. Because psoriasis is often caused by an overproduction of skin, coal-tar treatments such as Exorex are often highly effective because the coal tar helps to break down and soften the excess skin. Coal tar is also present in shampoos such as Alphosyl, Capasal and Polytar, as well as Exorex Shampoo.

Other treatments are based on a variety of methods and formulations, and may work well for some people but not others, because of the variation of different types of psoriasis and the unpredictable nature of the condition.

Express Chemist recommend using emollients to treat the dryness, and soaps for sensitive skin.
Express Chemist recommend Eurax for relief from itching associated with psoriasis.
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