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Difference Between Psoriasis Dandruff
See below.: They are quite different diseases, but the cause of both remains unknown. Typical dandruff is known as seborrheic dermatitis. Both diseases can both cause scaly scalp, but psoriasis tends to be more inflammatory, maybe some larger scale and more discrete lesions. Sometimes easy to tell apart by looking at the rest of the skin. ...Read more
An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more
No: While both conditions can present with pink-red flaky skin, they are quite different diseases. Dandruff is a common benign skin condition thought to be caused by oil over-production and irritation from yeast. Psoriasis is an inflammatory condition that can run in families, and can affect more than just the skin (e.g. Joints/arthritis). ...Read more
A dr I went for 2nd opinion told I was wrongly diagnosed with scalp psoriasis.. He says it is dandruff. I have no other lesions in my body. Pls help.
Can be difficult to: Differentiate. They can blend. If lesion is mild and only scalp based, especially. ...Read more
What to do if I have both psoriasis and dandruff, can I use t-gel and Nizoral (ketoconazole) together?
Technically: I would just use the T gel alone for a month and see if it treats both conditions. ...Read more
How to differentiate between psoriasis, dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis given that sd can sometimes be yellow?
See a doctor: Psoriasis causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin, forming thick silvery scales and itchy, dry, red patches that are sometimes painful.Dandruff is a common chronic scalp condition marked by itching and flaking of the skin on your scalp. Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin disorder that mainly affects your scalp, causing scaly, itchy, red skin and stubborn dandruff. ...Read more
Is it normal for my skin to go really bad after quitting smoking? My psoriasis is worse, dandruff is worse, face is extremely oily and clogged pores
No: I don't think this is related. Please do not start smoking again! ...Read more
My scalp itches, has flakes, white balls and white pimple like bumps. I have tried every type of psoriasis moisture and dandruff shampoos nothing help
I have something white on my skin especially on legs arms and feet very itchy, I also have dandruff. Is their any real what can I do? Is this psoriasis?
See details: It is impossible to offer a specific answer without being able to see the rash. The best solution is to have a dermatologist take a look. ...Read more
Thinning/loosing hair on the upper back of head with constant itching/burning, I think is psoriasis and sand like dandruff olive oil helps with burning?
My scalp is very itchy. I have used every dandruff shampoo at the drug store and it makes it worse. I do have very mild psoriasis on my knee and foot. Could they be related?
Lice! In my area it is an epidemic among grade school aged children. If you're around any children, it might be worth combing through your hair with a lice comb to see if any of the little buggers are there. If so treat for lice and you're cured!
and....Lice prefer clean hair to dirty hair so this suggestion is no judgment on you! ...Read more
Can look similar: To patients, both are dry, flaky rashes that can appear at any age. Psoriasis is more specific, and can involve arthritis. Eczema can simply over dry skin, from irritation, or atopic, e.g. associated w/ asthma and allergies. Psoriasis is oilier, more yellow; outside knees+elbows. Eczema the inside elbows knees. Both on scalp of babies. Eczema really itches. Psoriasis only sometimes. ...Read more
Sometimes overlap: Seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp can often overlap with scalp psoriasis in a disease termed sebopsoriasis. Both conditions are from scalp inflammation. The treatments are often quite similar using topical steroid solutions/shampoos/foams and keratolytic (scale removing) shampoos and topicals. See a dermatologist to see if you have one or the other or the combined form (sebopsoriasis). ...Read more
They can look alike: They can look the same on the scalp, however there can be subtle differences. Dry skin would tend to be over the entire scalp and can worsen with use of a medicated shampoo. Gentle shampoos and less frequent washing are better for dry scalp. Dandruff is usually from psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis on the scalp, often with thicker, larger scales, redness, itching. Medicated shampoos often help. ...Read more
Few similarities.: Roseola is a viral infection affecting infants and young children. It involves a pinkish-red skin rash and a high fever that typically starts as the rash is resolving. Psoriasis consists of well-defined red plaques with silvery scales. There are many kinds of eczema, which is characterized by a diffuse reddish scaly itchy rash in various locations (depending on the type and severity). ...Read more
PSORIASIS ECZEMA RAS: Psoriasis are well circumscribed erythematous papules and plaques covered with silvery scale with mild itchings sometimes with arthritis. Rash can be erythematous, vesicular, urticarial, etc. Eczema like atopic dermatitis has pruritus as the main sx range from erthema to severe lichenification. ...Read more
Psoriasis & seb derm: Both psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis cause redness and scaling of the scalp. Both can be itchy. Psoriasis usually has thicker plaques covered by a silvery white adherent scale. Seborrheic dermatitis has a yellowish, more flaky, greasy looking scale. Both can occur together. Psoriasis is usually more resistant to treatment than seborrheic dermatitis. ...Read more
Differences: Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition due to genetic defects in the proteins and lipids supporting the skin layer/barrier called the epidermis. Ringworm is a skin infection due to a fungus. Psoriasis changes the life cycle of skin cells causing cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin. Extra skin cells form thick, silvery scales and itchy, dry, red patches, that are painful. ...Read more
If sebbhoric dermatitis causes dry scalp then what is psoriasis? What's the difference between both? Dry+oily scalp? What is it? Pls tell
Different: Seborrhea usually occurs in oily skin and scalp and thought to be an unusual response to a fungus found on the skin in 85% of all adults. Psoriasis is considered an autoimmune disease which is a little more difficult to treat. Whereas seborrhea occurs mostly on the scalp and face, psoriasis tends to be more concentrated on the extremities but the scalp can be affected as well. ...Read more