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Differences Between Scalp Psoriasis and Seborrheic Dermatitis

Differences Between Scalp Psoriasis and Seborrheic Dermatitis,PsoriasisThe doctors can usually make a diagnosis whether the patients have scalp psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis based on the examinations of your skin, scalp even nails.

Scalp psoriasis as well as seborrheic dermatitis both are common conditions that can affect your scalp. In addition, both of them share certain similar signs and symptoms, such as the red and scaly skin.

Most cases, the psoriasis scales are thicker and somewhat drier than the scales of the seborrheic dermatitis. In addition, psoriasis disease can usually affect more than one area of your body. If you get scalp psoriasis, you can also have mild psoriasis on the other areas like elbows, knees, hands and feet or can be noticed subtle nail changes, like pitting.

Now we know about the details of the two skin problems.

Scalp psoriasis

1. Red skin that is covered with flakes as well as silvery scales.

2. Skin flakes (dandruff) that can attach to your hair shaft.

3. Patchy silvery scales and thick crust on your scalp that may bleed when removed

4. Patches that can extend beyond hairline or appear on other areas of the body

5. Itching, soreness sense.

Seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp

1. Red skin that is covered with greasy look white, yellowish scales.

2. Skin flakes (or dandruff) that may attach to your hair shaft

3. Patchy scale or crust on scalp which may be easily removed.

4. Sometimes feel itching.

Scalp psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp can have some similar treatments, although the disease types are different, the treatments including medicated shampoo, topical corticosteroid and antifungal solution. But scalp psoriasis is more persistent and more hard to treat than is seborrheic dermatitis of patients scalp.

All skin disease show symptoms and red, itching skin on skin. The psoriasis and other types of skin disease can show different attack areas. Even psoriasis can also show different symptoms as well as attack areas.

But psoriasis is a chronic and stubborn disease, so we should get the professional treatments. Keep a good relation with your doctors and let him or she know well your skin condition, then the doctors can give good advice for you.

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