Ailments & Conditions

Scalp Psoriasis: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and More

What Is Scalp Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is chronic condition that leads to flaky patches on the skin. It may occur in the skin and other parts of the body. When this condition happens in the scalp, it is called scalp psoriasis. This is one of the most common types of psoriasis, especially in those with chronic plaque psoriasis. It is estimated that scalp psoriasis affects around 50 percent of those with this chronic disorder. Symptoms may appear in patches or the whole scalp. They may even reach the upper neck, hairline, as well as inside or behind the ears. While scalp psoriasis in more prevalent in adults, children may also be affected. [1]