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Scalp Psoriasis - Symptoms

Listed below are the common symptoms of psoriasis:

  • Flaking of the scalp;
  • Patches of psoriasis on the scalp;
  • Red patches of skin covered with thick, silvery white scales;
  • Itching sensation;
  • White flakes fallen on the clothes (similar to dandruff); and
  • Associated hair loss.

Psychological effects

It has been found that social stigma attached to psoriasis can lead to low self-confidence, anxiety, depression and even thoughts of suicide.

Associated factors

There are certain factors that can trigger psoriasis, namely:

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Temperature changes - cold, dry weather makes psoriatic symptoms worse;
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Infection such as strep-throat;
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Stress, depression and anxiety; and
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Some conventional medications, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g. Nimesulide); diazepam (Valium), a drug used for the short-term relief of symptoms related to anxiety disorders; and anti-hypertensives (beta-blockers).

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