Scalp Psoriasis – Overview
Scalp psoriasis can often be confused for dandruff because of the similar looking white scales on the scalp. Both conditions are however different. Scalp psoriasis can be hereditary and may also be seen in children. It is an autoimmune skin disorder, which most often gets triggered by stress. It causes red patches of skin covered with silvery scales and a thick crust on the scalp, most often extending just past the hairline that may bleed when removed.
Symptoms of Psoriasis Scalp
Flaking of the scalp, visible psoriasis patches, red patches of skin covered with thick, silvery white scales associated with an itching sensation are the common symptoms of scalp psoriasis.
Treatment approach at Dr Batra’s™ for Psoriasis Scalp
Step 1: First Consultation - At your first consultation our doctors will spend 30-45 minutes with you. This is important for us to understand your condition and suggest a customized treatment based upon your medical history, lifestyle and prevalence of psoriasis in your family.
Step 2: Diagnosis – Since psoriasis mimics many other conditions, diagnosing it accurately is important. Apart from your medical history and examination of your scalp, our doctors will conduct a quick and non-invasive Woods lamp test to confirm the diagnosis.
Step 3: Personalized Treatment – Natural homeopathic medicines are suggested based on cause and extent of your condition.