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What is the cause of scalp psoriasis?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Same as body: There is inflammation amd thickening of the skin with thick attached scales. Although psoriasis can occur only in the scalp it usually accompanies psoriasis on other parts of the body. Scalp psoriasis can be nore difficult to treat with topicals and is less responsive to ultraviolet therapy or laser because of the hair.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Psoriasis: Psoriasis seems to be passed down through families. Doctors think it may be an autoimmune condition. This occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001470/.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

What can I do for scalp psoriasis?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Tar shampoo: You should see your dermatologist for the best therapies. This could include a steroid shampoo, tazorac, (tazarotene) taclonex, vectical, other topical steroids.

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