Xamiol Gel offers relief for scalp psoriasisIn order to help patients suffering from flaking, itching, and soreness that are caused by the common condition scalp psoriasis, once-daily treatment gel (Xamiol Gel) can prove to be very effective. This gel, which is available on prescription, can prove its real worth as it combines the effect of a steroid and a Vitamin D-like ingredient.

The gel contains calcipotriol and betamethasone dipropionate and may prove to be effective for improving the quality of life of patients besides expansion of treatment alternatives for treating scalp psoriasis.

It is believed that there are approximately 1.2 million victims of Psoriasis in the UK alone and 80 percent of this victim population has scalp psoriasis.

From News-Medical.Net:

Typical scalp psoriasis treatments include coal tar, dithranol, salicylic acid, steroid creams and ointments, as well as Vitamin D based treatments. In the past, patients have expressed their dissatisfaction with certain treatments, for being ineffective, difficult to apply, making the hair look dirty or smelling strongly. This in turn can affect their willingness to stick to treatment routines. This new combination is an almost clear and odourless gel that is simply applied once-daily: for example in the evening, then left on overnight and washed out the following morning.

“The Psoriasis Association welcomes the introduction of new therapies such as Xamiol that can improve the quality of life of patients and expand the treatment options for this frustrating and traditionally difficult to treat condition”, commented Helen McAteer, Information Officer for the Psoriasis Association.

Dr Girish Gupta, Consultant Dermatologist from Monklands Hospital, Lanarkshire said that Xamiol Gel has a formulation that makes it easy for people suffering from scalp psoriasis to use it.