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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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?
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It's really shameful to have this thing in my head. It started as dandruff now it's getting big and itchy. Can this be removed? Thanks!
Scalp shampoos: Head and shoulders and there are a few tar preparations for really severe cases. Another thing to try is scalp oil treatments- especially hot oil treatments... ...Read more
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