Scalp psoriasis photos
Scalp psoriasis is a skin condition that produces raised, reddish and often scaly patches on the skin and you may look at Scalp psoriasis photos and think it’s just ring worms at its beginning stages. [note]It appears as ne or multiple patches on the scalp and it may affect the entire scalp then spread onto the forehead, behind the ears and to the back of the neck.[/note] The condition is not contagious and its cause unknown but its believed to originate from an abnormality in the immune system which causes the cells to grow too quickly.
Who is at risk?
People with scalp psoriasis running in the family are most likely to develop it too. About half of the people suffering from psoriasis in the US have scalp psoriasis and itв’s common to see people with scalp psoriasis have psoriasis on other parts of the body. [note]However, in some cases only the scalp is affected. [/note]The disease can sometimes be very mild and almost unnoticeable but in other case it can be quite severe. In these severe cases, thick, crusted lesions occur on the scalp.
The symptoms of mild forms of scalp psoriasis include a slight fine scaling. Severe scalp psoriasis symptoms include;
ItchingReddish plaquesHair lossSilvery-white scalesDry scalpDandruff-like flakingBurning sensation or soreness
Although it is not responsible for the hair loss, frequent and intense scratching and forceful removal of the scales, very harsh treatments and the stress involved can cause temporary hair loss. You can see these side effects on Scalp psoriasis photos. [note]If you happen to have any of these symptoms, see a dermatologist for proper diagnosis.[/note]
The first form of treatment administered against scalp psoriasis is usually a tropical treatment. These include; gels, oils, soaps, ointments, creams and medicated shampoos. Some of these are readily available over the counter others must have prescriptions.