Scalp Problems: Dandruff or Scalp Psoriasis

Scalp Problems: Dandruff or Scalp Psoriasis


Psoriasis is a relatively
rare condition, and only 2-3% of the
population suffers from it. It’s caused when your skin cells
reproduce faster than the normal rate. In some cases your body
can take just a few days to reproduce the same
amount of skin cells a non-sufferer will produce in 28 days. Psoriasis can be confused
with dandruff, and that’s because one of the major
symptoms is flaking. However, psoriasis flakes tend
to be more severe than dandruff, and can be recognized
by their silvery color. If you’re suffering
from scalp psoriasis, you may also see thick scales,
or redness on your scalp. And in fact, the area can also
feel very tight and itchy. So what can you do? First, make sure you rule out dandruff. Wash your hair regularly
with Head & Shoulders, and monitor the affected area. If it doesn’t improve, it
may be scalp psoriasis. In that case, make an appointment
with your doctor or dermatologist, who should be able to
prescribe the right treatment. Want to find out more? Visit our website for more tips and
advice from Head & Shoulders experts, just like me. Or choose the next video in the series.

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