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What is the difference between sebhorreic dermatitis and psoriasis?

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Dr. John Ebner
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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
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