Scalp psoriasis is a more common form of psoriasis; at least half of all people with psoriasis have scalp psoriasis. Scalp psoriasis, in essence, is merely the acceleration of the natural regeneration process of the skin. Although common, in severe cases, both the psoriases itself and its treatments can cause temporary hair loss. People with scalp psoriases should not itch or scratch the lesions because it can worsen the condition, causing psoriasis to form at the site of the injured skin.
Signs and Symptoms of Scalp Psoriasis
Scalp Psoriasis looks like raised, red lesions of skin covered with silvery scales. These thick scales can be seen around the margins of the scalp, extending from the forehead down to the hairline and the nape of the neck. It will also usually appearing behind the ears. Scalp psoriasis usually occurs in conjunction with psoriasis plaques in other areas of the body. Scalp psoriasis will be severely itchy and tight, and may also feel sore. It can vary in severity, from a mild, fine scaling to very thick, raised, scaly and crusted lesions. Picking and scratching these lesions should be avoided as a Koebner Phenomenon (psoriases appearing on the scratched skin) can occur.
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