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Is dandruff the same thing as psoriasis?

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Dr. Katherine Brown
Dermatology
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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
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Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: NO

They are not the same.

In brief: NO

They are not the same.
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