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What causes scalp psoriasis and hair loss after getting it dyed or washing it?

What causes scalp psoriasis and hair loss after getting it dyed or washing it?

Trauma: Psoriasis is a genetic or inherited disorder. Any type of trauma to the skin can trigger a psoriasis lesion to occur at that site. ...Read more

Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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When does grow back after hair loss due to scalp psoriasis?

When does grow back after hair loss due to scalp psoriasis?

Cycle length : Usual cycle length for individual hair follicles is published at around 1000-1200 days. But in a whole patch on your head each follicle is independent and so it goes... ...Read more

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I am suffering with scalp psoriasis and I am suffering with major hair loss. Can I get any remedies for preventing this?

I am suffering with scalp psoriasis and I am suffering with major hair loss. Can I get any remedies for preventing this?

Psoriasis of the scout: There are certain limitations imposed by this format which include the lack of a photograph of the skin lesions about which you requested information, so this is just a general statement of advice. Psoriasis is certainly a condition in which can be helped on the scalp. You should be seeing a dermatologist for this, for sure. There is also help for male pattern hair loss including a drug you take e ...Read more

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I have a bad itchy dry scalp with patches of dry skin when i scratch it bleeds i'm losing hair is this scalp psoriasis?

I have a bad itchy dry scalp with patches of dry skin when i scratch it bleeds i'm losing hair is this scalp psoriasis?

Sounds like it: But it could be infection or a skin manifestation of systemic disease. Go and see a dermatologist before you lose any more hair. ...Read more

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I have scalp psoriasis, dry hair. How I treat it?

I have scalp psoriasis, dry hair. How I treat it?

Therapeutic shampoo: Try a shampoo containing tar, zinc pyrithione, selenium sulfide, or salicylic acid (or a combination of them). If those don't work, you'll need to see a dermatologist for a prescription-strength shampoo plus an anti-inflammatory lotion or foam or spray. ...Read more

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I did hair dying and scalp psoriasis, what to do?

What are you asking?: I am not sure what you are asking. You should treat the scalp psoriasis with a daily use of a coal tar based shampoo. If that does not help, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

Psoriasis is 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