Scalp psoriasis: Introduction
Scalp psoriasis: Scalp psoriasis can be very mild, with slight, fine scaling. It can also be very severe with thick, crusted plaques covering the entire scalp, which commonly can cause hair loss.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Scalp psoriasis is available below.
Symptoms of Scalp psoriasis
- As with psoriasis elsewhere on the body, skin cells grow too quickly on the scalp and cause red lesions covered with scale to appear.
- Scalp psoriasis may occur in isolation or with any other form of psoriasis. The back of the head is a common site but multiple discrete areas of the scalp or the whole scalp may be affected. Scalp psoriasis is characterised by thick silvery white scale on patches of very red skin. It may extend slightly beyond the hairline.
- Scalp psoriasis may not cause any symptoms at all or may be extremely itchy.
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Treatments for Scalp psoriasis
- For people with psoriasis, the key is to loosen and remove scales, while providing as much moisture as possible. Alcohol-based topical steroid and calcipotriol lotions can reduce itch but don't lift scale very well. Use topical steroids intermittently; overuse results in more extensive and severe psoriasis
- Coal tar shampoos are suitable for most patients with scalp psoriasis
- Ketoconazole shampoo is effective for dandruff, seborrhoeic dermatitis and sebopsoriasis
- Coal tar
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Alternative Treatments for Scalp psoriasis
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Causes of Scalp psoriasis
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Scalp psoriasis: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Scalp psoriasis
Psoriasis often undiagnosed cause of skin symptoms in children: Children who suffer
from the skin disorder called psoriasis can often go undiagnosed.
The main problem is that psoriasis is rare in...read more »
Rare form of hair loss often misdiagnosed: a rare form of
extreme hair loss called "Atrichia with papular lesions" (APL) is often misdiagnosed
as alopecia totalis.
Researchers estimate that about 1 per 100 diagnoses...read more »
Hair and scalp disorders misdiagnosed in African Americans: A higher than average
percentage of misdiagnoses of hair or scalp disorders seem to occur in African Americans.
Some of the overlooked hair/scalp...read more »
Psoriatic arthritis often undiagnosed cause of joint conditions: Patients with the skin condition psoriasis
can also have the related arthritis subtype called "psoriatic arthritis".
This arthritic condition tends to be...read more »
Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases
are difficult to diagnose.
Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or lung...read more »
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Scalp psoriasis: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Scalp psoriasis: Rare Types
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Scalp psoriasis
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