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What's the difference between scalp psoriasis and dandruff?

What's the difference between scalp psoriasis and 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

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Psoriasis (Definition)

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


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Is dandruff the same thing as psoriasis?

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

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What is psoriasis? Does it cause dandruff?

See details: Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes red, scaly plaques in the skin. If if involves the scalp, it can cause flaking that can look like dandruff. ...Read more

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How to remove dandruff caused due to psoriasis?

How to remove dandruff caused due to psoriasis?

DANDRUFF/PSORIASIS: You should shampoo daily. Use an otc tar shampoo like t-gel or tarsum. Prescription shampoos work very well but they are expensive. Clobex shampoo is one of these. Best luck. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have dandruff or psoriasis, I'm scared?

Don't be.: Dandruff or psoriasis is not a terminal disease. But it'd better let dermatologists diagnose it. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to keep dandruff and psoriasis under control?

What are some natural ways to keep dandruff and psoriasis under control?

Several things!: Tar, zinc, and/or selenium shampoos. Avoid over bathing and shampooing which dries skin. Sun in moderate amount. Omega-3s in good doses. Supplemental zinc gluconate. Possbile benefits with evening-primrose oil. Avoid sugar and starch! ...Read more

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Think I got sebbo dermatitis/psoriasis after a year or so of dandruff, is this normal?

Think I got sebbo dermatitis/psoriasis after a year or so of dandruff, is this normal?

Dandruff: Dandruff is just the symptom of a multitude of scalp disorders that cause the skin to shed, and the treatment differs depending on the underlying problem. Consider seeing a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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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

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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

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Do I have dandruff, psoriasis or eczema? My scalp itches and sometimes scabs in places its hard not to pick. And it snows when I shake my hair around

See details: Dandruff is unlikely to have scabs. The other issues cannot be distinguished unless one can visualized them. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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

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

Get checked for: Other medical conditions such as contact or atopic dermatitis, diabetes, autoimmune condition etc bless u:). http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/seborrheic-dermatitis/ds00984. ...Read more

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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?

Also consider...: 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

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What is the difference between psoriasis and eczema?

What is the difference between psoriasis and eczema?

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

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Please advise what is the difference between eczema and psoriasis?

Please advise what is the difference between eczema and psoriasis?

Very similar!: Eczema-dry cracking psoriasis. The same hla genes are identical for both. My belief is that they are variants of the same immune process, although many might disagree! I treat them the same way! ...Read more

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What is the difference between sebhorreic dermatitis and psoriasis?

What is the difference between sebhorreic dermatitis and psoriasis?

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

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What's the difference between lice and dandruff?

What's the difference between lice and dandruff?

Different: Lice is an infection, caused by a contagious agent. Dandruff is dry skin on the scalp. ...Read more

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What is the difference between dandruff and dry skin?

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

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What is the difference between psoriasis roseola and eczema?

What is the difference between psoriasis roseola and eczema?

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

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What is the difference between psoriasis, rash, eczema?

What is the difference between psoriasis, rash, eczema?

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

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What is the difference between sclap psoriasis and seborrhoeic eczema?

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

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What is the difference between eczema, psoriasis and ringworm?

What is the difference between eczema, psoriasis and ringworm?

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

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How can I know the difference between lice and dandruff?

Nits vs dandruff: Nits are louse eggs. Nits can be white, yellow, tan to gray depending on if the nit has hatched, if it is dead or what stage of development it is in. After hatching the shell may be wrinkled and yellow or white. Nits adhere to hairs, unlike dandruff. ...Read more

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If sebbhoric dermatitis causes dry scalp then what is psoriasis? What's the difference between both? Dry+oily scalp? What is it? Pls tell

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

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How can you feel the difference between white piedra and dandruff on the scalp and what foods can I eat to stop my hair from coming out daily?

How can you feel the difference between white piedra and dandruff on the scalp and what foods can I eat to stop my hair from coming out daily?

Dandruff Vrs Piedra: White piedra is a superficial cosmetic fungal infection of the hair shaft caused by Trichosporon beigelii. Dandruff, however, affects the scalp and not the hair shaft and is caused by malassezia. ...Read more

Dandruff (Definition)

Dandruff is when dead skin cells from the scalp shed. As skin cells die a small amount of flaking is normal. Some people experience an unusually large amount of flaking either chronically or as a ...Read more