Can You Show Me Some Pictures of Scalp Psoriasis?

Psoriasis commonly occurs on the scalp. It may cause dry, scaly skin or heavily crusted plaque areas. In this situation, you may get scalp psoriasis.

Signs and symptoms

  • Scaly, red, bumpy patches
  • Silvery-white scales
  • Dandruff-like flaking
  • Dry scalp
  • Itching
  • Burning or soreness
  • Hair loss

The following are some pictures of scalp psoriasis. You may have a check of your symptoms with the help of your doctor.



How to treat scalp psoriasis?

Topical Treatments

Over-the-counter products (medicated shampoos, creams, gels, lotions, foams, oils, ointments, and soaps) often contain one of two medications for psoriasis:

  • Salicylic acid
  • Coal tar

Medications

  • oral medications: corticosteroids; cyclosporine (sandimmune); methotrexate (Rheumatrex); a strong form of vitamin A called a derivative (soriatane)
  • biologics: adalimumab (Humira); etanercept (Enbrel); guselkumab (Tremfya); infliximab (Remicade); ixekizumab (Talz); secukinumab (Cosentyx); ustekinumab (Stelara)

Therapies

  • phototherapy with a laser or non-laser light source

If you have any of these symptoms above, see your doctor or dermatologist to seek specific treatments and advice.

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