Plaque Psoriasis Can Appear in Many Locations
Psoriasis can pop up almost anywhere on your body. It can occur on your hands, back, and even your nails. One place where psoriasis is more common than you might expect is your scalp. But the good news is you have treatment options to help manage it. First, let’s learn more about scalp psoriasis.
About 50% of people with psoriasis experience it on their scalp to some degree. Scalp psoriasis is often characterized by a dry, flaking scalp with itching, burning, or soreness. Symptoms can be milder, ranging to more severe, when it can be painful, embarrassing, and spread to the neck, forehead, and behind the ears.
TIP: Try not to scratch! Easier said than done, but scratching can cause bleeding, infections, and hair loss.
Seborrheic Dermatitis vs Psoriasis
Seborrheic dermatitis and plaque psoriasis can present very similarly. However, plaque psoriasis patches tend to look more silvery in appearance whereas seborrheic dermatitis scales can appear more yellowish. In order to know which one you have, it’s important to be seen by a dermatologist.
Home Remedies for Psoriasis
DID YOU KNOW: There are remedies to help manage scalp psoriasis with products you may already have in your pantry. While they can’t replace your dermatologist-prescribed medical treatment, these DIY tricks may be able to help with additional symptom relief.