Scalp psoriasis home remedies. If these are words that you have recently googled, we got you. And if you’ve ever suffered from scalp psoriasis then you know it can be a real pain in the neck (and head, and behind the ears…) This common condition, which is quite literally psoriasis of the scalp, affects more than 3% of the US population, and it can range from mild to severe.
The CDC defines psoriasis as “a chronic autoimmune skin disease that speeds up the growth cycle of skin cells.” In its most mild form, people often confuse scalp psoriasis with seborrheic dermatitis (aka dandruff). The main way to differentiate the two conditions is that dandruff is often a bit itchier but scalp psoriasis typically comes with thicker, drier, silvery scales that extend beyond the scalp to other parts of your body, especially your neck, forehead and behind your ears.
And while this skin disease is common, it can also be tough to treat. The American Academy of Dermatology explains, “on the scalp, psoriasis may need different treatment. The skin on the scalp is thicker. Hair can get in the way.”
So what is a person to do if you’re plagued by unpleasant itchy, dry scalp skin? The good news is that there are several options when it comes to scalp psoriasis treatment, and if you’re looking for scalp psoriasis home remedies that actually work, we’ve got you covered. August is Psoriasis Awareness Month, which is the perfect time to get educated, to raise awareness, to learn about scalp psoriasis remedies and to take control of your health, starting with your scalp.
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