Scalp Psoriasis is a chronic auto-immune disease which appears on the skin of the body and the scalp as well. It actually occurs when the body’s immune system sends out faulty signals to the skin which in turn leads to really fast turnover of the skin cells.
Generally it takes around 21 days for the whole skin to get replaced from bottom to top but in scalp psoriasis affected area the skin cell turn over reduces to as less as three to four days.
This problem is becoming more prominent these days as the problem responds to lots of stress that one faces in their day to day life.
Other than stress there are other aggravating factors of psoriasis are viral or bacterial infections, trauma, and injury to the skin, exposure to any foreign substance or chemical treatment.
This article will highlight on the specific symptoms and causes of scalp psoriasis so that you can deal with it in the best possible manner.
Symptoms of scalp psoriasis are that it appears in the form of typical silvery white scales and also the surrounding areas appear red as well as inflamed.
It generally appears in the form of oval small patches and they are generally 5cms in size when it gets started. Further as it progresses it becomes irregular in shape and then also becomes larger. Even the color changes to red, brown or even purple.
Dry scales are really adherent to the skin below and they do not come out very easily. The red patches beneath the surfaces become apparent when the scales are removed with some force. In fact scratching the skin may even cause the skin to bleed.
The scales are also seen behind the ears, inside the ears, on the eyebrows and the eyelashes as well.
One can see lots of fluctuations in the severity of the scalp psoriasis based on once life style and exposure to stress. Winter really aggravates psoriasis to a very great extent.
Scratching is commonly seen with those who have got psoriasis and some of them also complain of increase in the hair fall problem when the scalp psoriasis is really severe.
In very severe scalp psoriasis one finds the scales all over the shoulders especially when the patient scratches their head.
Some times in a rare case one may find alopecia patches along with psoriasis as both are autoimmune related problems. Auto immune diabetes, thyroid issues are also seen more commonly with psoriasis.
To know more about Scalp Psoriasis symptoms and treatment and also about hair loss due to SCALP PSORIASIS make sure to consult a trichologist.
Richfeel Clinic in India specializes in treatment for Scalp Psoriasis. It has over 55 branches in major citites like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore etc…