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Scalp Psoriasis Treatments, Causes, Symptoms, Shampoos

There’s no psoriasis cure, but you can control your symptoms.

For most people struggling with an itchy scalp or dandruff, switching shampoos is enough to find relief. But for those with scalp psoriasis—a type of psoriasis that forms on the top of the head and can also spread to the top of the forehead, the back of the neck, and behind the ears—it’s not always so simple.

Scalp psoriasis typically appears as pink/red patches and silvery scales that may be accompanied by itching, soreness, or a burning sensation. The more severe it is, the more likely you’ll feel the crusty plaques on your head—and maybe even see them fall off if you scratch them. Scratching can also make the scalp bleed and cause temporary hair loss. As you can imagine, scalp psoriasis is a condition that can make some people feel embarrassed.

Most patients with scalp psoriasis also have psoriasis on other areas of their body, and symptoms can flare up and recede over time. For instance, they’re often worse in the winter months and whenever you’re feeling stressed.

Just like with other types of psoriasis, it’s not clear what the cause of scalp psoriasis is and, unfortunately, there is no cure. But here’s the good news: There are plenty of safe and effective treatments that can help you find significant relief.

Read on: Scalp Psoriasis Treatments, Causes, Symptoms, Shampoos

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