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Psoriasis: Scalp Psoriasis

Scalp Psoriasis

Scalp psoriasis shows as thick silvery scales on red skin. Scalp psoriasis commonly occurs on the back of the scalp, but may also show all around the scalp. Though scalp psoriasis is most often covered with hair, it may also extend beyond the hair line. This is a socially embarrassing condition. Most of the times, it is confused with dandruff in the beginning. Scalp psoriasis may occur along with psoriasis on the body or all alone.

Because of its location below the hair, treatment becomes difficult. Medicated shampoos, specially formulated steroid creams and other topical applications are used to treat scalp psoriasis.

Article created on: Sep 12, 2006

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