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Do's and Don'ts for Scalp Psoriasis

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Women with serious amount of white flakes in her hair.
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DO Investigate symptoms


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DO use shampoos that contain tar or salicylic acid


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DON’T use harmful chemicals


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DO use natural products


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DON’T use hot water


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DO consult a doctor before you use meds for body or scalp


Woman wearing a light colored tee smiling and talking to a man. Both holding coffee cups.
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DON’T wear dark colored shirts


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DON'T be afraid to speak up about symptoms and treatment options


Alisha Bridges

Alisha Bridges

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Alisha Bridges has dealt with psoriasis since 7 years old after a bad case of chicken pox triggered her disease to spread on over 90% of her body. For years she hid in shame afraid of what people would think of such a visible disease. She has suffered from depression, anxiety, and panic attacks due to psoriasis.

Years ago Alisha wrote a letter entitled “My Suicide Letter.” The letter was not about actually killing herself but killing parts of her like low self-esteem, fear, and shame so she could truly live to her fullest potential. This proclamation catapulted her into psoriasis and patient advocacy. Following this letter she created a blog entitled Being Me In My Own Skin where she gives intimate details of what it’s like to live with psoriasis.

Alisha is a community ambassador for the National Psoriasis Foundation and has served her community in countless ways to help give a better understanding of what’s it’s like to live with psoriasis. Her life motto is the following: “My purpose is to change the hearts of people by creating empathy and compassion for those the least understood through transparency of self, patient advocacy, and dermatology.”

Alisha is also a Social Ambassador for the Psoriasis HealthCentral Facebook page.