Scalp Psoriasis

What is scalp psoriasis?

Scalp psoriasis occurs in patches on the head in the areas covered by hair (the scalp). These patches are often red and raised. Many people with scallop psoriasis also have a very flaky scalp, appearing like severe dandruff.

Scalp psoriasis sufferers sometimes have psoriasis elsewhere on the body.

Like psoriasis of the body, scalp psoriasis often fluctuates in severity – the patches may clear up and then flare up at a later stage.  

For scalp psoriasis, use our Psorexederm Scalp Lotion

What is seborrheic dermatitis?

Seborrheic dermatitis and scalp psoriasis both have the excessive flaking of scales appearing like severe dandruff.

However, seborrheic dermatitis ('seborrheic eczema') usually has much less redness on the scalp and no red raised areas. Itching of the scalp is common and may occur on the scalp, forehead and behind the ears where there are a high number of seborrheic oil glands.

For seborrheic dermatitis, use our Psorexederm Scalp Lotion.