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Scalp psoriasis and treatment

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Scalp psoriasis is a common skin disorder that makes raised, reddish, often scaly patches. It can pop up as a single patch or several patches and can even affect the entire scalp. It can also spread to the forehead, the back of the neck, or behind and inside of the ears.


Psoriasis affects 2 to 3 percent of people worldwide. [1]


- It is not a contagious condition.
- Requires medical diagnosis
- Treatable by a medical professional
- Biopsy may be required.
- Having one parent with scalp psoriasis greatly increases your risk of having the condition.
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People with excess weight appear to be more commonly develop scalp psoriasis. The risk of psoriasis increases if the person smokes. Smoking also worsens the severity of psoriasis symptoms in those who have it. High stress levels are linked to psoriasis because stress affects the immune system.


Symptoms


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


Treatment


Self-Care:
- Aloe vera cream applied three times a day to the scalp and affected areas can help in reducing symptoms.
- Coconut or avocado oil can be used to moisturize affected areas.
- Always consult the doctor before using home remedies.


Medication: Doctors may prescribe you cream and ointment that can help in relieving redness, swelling, and inflammation.


Specialist: Consulting a specialist will always help in a speedy recovery. At mfine, we always make sure to treat every disease with prime importance so that everyone can get the best treatment.

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