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Scalp Psoriasis

Scalp Psoriasis Treatment

Psoriasis is an itchy skin condition which is generally indicated by red, scaly patches on the skin, papules, plaque and silvery white lesions getting formed on the skin. It is a commonly observed, auto-immune condition affecting 2-4% of the population, and scalp psoriasis is a variant of Psoriasis.

Reddish, elevated patches develop on the scalp due to overproduction of scalp skin cells. Under extreme conditions, the red patches can even spread to the forehead, neck and the skin behind ears. Scalp psoriasis in non-contagious and is accompanied by the following symptoms

  • Reddish plaques and elevated patches on scalp
  • Silvery white lesions on scalp in advanced stage of the condition
  • Dryness, burning and soreness in the scalp
  • Itching and formation of dandruff like flakes
  • Hair loss due to frequent itching and scratching of the scalp

Diagnosis of Scalp Psoriasis

Before scalp psoriasis treatment can begin, a differential diagnosis has to be conducted to differentiate the condition from discoid eczema and seborrheic dermatitis. Although physical and microscopic examination of red scales formed on the scalp can serve as sufficient diagnosis, skin biopsy may be required to get a differential diagnosis.

Scalp Psoriasis Treatment

The condition can be treated using topical application of medication on the affected area. The topical medicines can either be bought over the counter (for mild cases of the condition) or on prescription (for severe case of scalp psoriasis).

OTC Topical medicine for Scalp Psoriasis

  • Salicylic acid based shampoos, oils, crèmes and ointments
  • Coal tar based shampoos, gels and ointments

Prescription medicine for Scalp Psoriasis

  • Calcipotriene (derived from Vitamin D)
  • Betamethasone dipropionate
  • Tazarotene (derived from Vitamin A)
  • Anathralin

All these medications are coupled with antimicrobials to managed the associated bacterial and yeast infection. To get the best scalp psoriasis treatment, visit QR678.com. We not only specialize in managing the condition, but also offer effective medical solutions which can prevent recurrence of the condition.