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What does scalp psoriasis look like?

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At least half of those with psoriasis have it on the scalp, which can cause mild scaling that can look like and flake off like dandruff -- but it’s not the same.

It can be severe. You can get thick, crusted patches that can cover parts or all of your scalp. It can even go past your hairline and onto your neck, ear area, and forehead.

Scalp psoriasis is usually powdery looking. It may be silver in color.

SOURCES: National Psoriasis Foundation: "Psoriasis on the face."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Genital Psoriasis."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Hands, Nails, and Feet."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Biologic Drugs."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Scalp Psoriasis."

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance: "Genital Psoriasis."

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 31, 2019

SOURCES: National Psoriasis Foundation: "Psoriasis on the face."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Genital Psoriasis."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Hands, Nails, and Feet."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Biologic Drugs."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Scalp Psoriasis."

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance: "Genital Psoriasis."

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 31, 2019

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