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Is dandruff the same thing as psoriasis?

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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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


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Is dandruff same as psoriasis?

No: These are 2 different issues. Psoriasis can given similar flaking that can be mistaken for dandruff. ...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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Whats the difference between scalp psoriasis and dandruff?

Whats 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

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