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Scalp Psoriasis

What is Scalp Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a common skin condition characterized by a thick scale on well-defined, red, thickened skin. It can often affect the scalp, either affecting a small area or spreading to the whole of the scalp. There is often constant flaking, which may have no symptoms or be itchy. Only in very severe cases does scalp psoriasis lead to hair loss. In such cases the hair usually grows back after time.

What are my treatment options?

Appropriate shampoos and leave on scalp preparations are generally effective. Dr Ophelia will give you a skincare plan to explain how these should be used. Immunosuppressive therapies and biologic agents are helpful in more severe cases.