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Scalp Psoriasis

What is Scalp Psoriasis?

The scalp psoriasis (psoriasis plak) is considered the least important form of psoriasis of the human body. However, approximately 45% to 82% of people experiencing general psoriasis, are also suffering of scalp psoriasis. Be careful, do not confuse psoriasis with dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis, because they are different infections that lead to very specific hair treatments.

Causes of this scalp infection

The main cause of scalp psoriasis and general psoriasis, is heredity. In about 30% of cases family history play a role. Disturbances in hormones such as extreme fatigue or a mental health disorder can also trigger psoriasis.
In addition, scalp psoriasis is trigged when the infected areas are scratched because bacteria attack wounds.

How to recognize psoriasis?

The majority of areas infected of scalp psoriasis can be noticed at the junction between the beginning of the scalp and the rest of the scalp. Indeed, the areas affected by psoriasis are the top of the forehead, nape, behind the ears and all naked area of the scalp, those who are left without hair. Over 50% of people with scalp psoriasis can observe that the vast majority of their scalp is covered with red patches. When the scalp is covered with  greasy lesions, it is possible to detect the wet or moist form of psoriasis.

Treatment for scalp psoriasis

To treat scalp psoriasis by the skin surface, it is important to moisturize the scalp, not significantly scratch the base of the hair and use the right products to stop the proliferation of skin cells.

Problems related to psoriasis

In addition to itching and irritation of the scalp, psoriasis can be considered as an aggravating factor of the abnormal hair loss by making it more abundant. However, psoriasis is not alone, a cause of hair loss problem.

Some treatments with an expert can help you minimize the impact of psoriasis on your scalp. Do not hesitate, contact an hair specialist today.

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