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Scalp psoriasis causes red, raised, scaly patches that may extend from the scalp to the forehead and the back of the neck and ears. Symptoms and signs include itching, hair loss, flaking, silvery scales, and red plaques. Treatment includes topical medicated shampoos, creams, gels, oils, ointments, and soaps, medications, and light therapy.

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    • Psoriasis Psoriasis is a long-term skin condition that may cause large plaques of red, raised skin, flakes of dry skin, and skin scales....learn more »
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      Psoriasis Article
      • Psoriasis facts
      • What is psoriasis?
      • What are psoriasis causes and risk factors?
      • What are the different types of psoriasis?
      • Can psoriasis affect my joints?
      • Can psoriasis affect only my nails?
      • What are psoriasis symptoms and signs? What does psoriasis look like?
      • How do health care professionals diagnose psoriasis?
      • Eczema vs. psoriasis
      • How many people have psoriasis?
      • Is psoriasis contagious?
      • Is there a cure for psoriasis?
      • Is psoriasis hereditary?
      • What health care specialists treat psoriasis?
      • What are psoriasis treatment options?
      • What creams, lotions, and home remedies are available for psoriasis?
      • Are psoriasis shampoos available?
      • What oral medications are available for psoriasis?
      • What injections or infusions are available for psoriasis?
      • Is there a psoriasis diet?
      • What about light therapy for psoriasis?
      • What is the long-term prognosis with psoriasis? What are complications of psoriasis?
      • Is it possible to prevent psoriasis?
      • What does the future hold for psoriasis?
      • Is there a national psoriasis support group?
      • Where can people get more information on psoriasis?
    • Itch (Itching or Pruritus) Itching can be a common problem. Itches can be localized or generalized. There are many causes of itching to include: infection...learn more »
    • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT, Blood Clot in the Legs) Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot in the deep veins, and can be caused by broken bones, trauma to a limb, immobility,...learn more »
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      Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT, Blood Clot in the Legs) Article
      • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) definition and facts
      • What is DVT?
      • What does a blood clot in the leg look like?
      • What causes DVT?
      • Signs and symptoms of DVT
      • Signs and symptoms of superficial blood clots
      • Who is at risk?
      • Which types of doctors treat DVT?
      • What tests diagnose the condition?
      • What are the treatment guidelines for DVT?
      • What is the treatment of superficial blood clots?
      • Medications to treat blood clots in the leg
      • Warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven)
      • Side effects and risks of anticoagulation therapy
      • Does DVT require surgery?
      • What are the complications?
      • How can blood clots in the legs be prevented?
    • Blood Clots Blood clots can occur in the venous and arterial vascular system. Blood clots can form in the heart, legs, arteries, veins,...learn more »
    • Hair Loss There are many causes of scalp hair loss. This featured article covers the common ones such as patchy hair loss (alopecia areata,...learn more »
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      Hair Loss Article
      • Hair loss facts
      • What are causes and risk factors for hair loss?
      • What types of doctors treat hair loss?
      • How do physicians classify hair loss?
      • What is alopecia areata?
      • What is traction alopecia?
      • What is trichotillomania?
      • What is tinea capitis?
      • What is generalized (diffuse) hair loss?
      • What is telogen effluvium?
      • What is androgenetic or androgenic alopecia ("male-pattern baldness," "female-pattern baldness")?
      • What treatment is there for hair loss in men?
      • What other options do people have for hair loss?
      • Is hair loss in women different than men?
      • What about pregnancy hair loss?
      • What specific treatments are there for hair loss in women?
      • What vitamins are good for hair loss? Are there home remedies for hair loss?
      • Can itchy scalp cause hair loss?
      • What is the prognosis for hair loss?
      • How do people prevent hair loss?
    • Seborrheic Dermatitis Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic skin condition. Symptoms and signs include a red, scaling rash on the scalp, face, ears, and...learn more »
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      Seborrheic Dermatitis Article
      • Seborrheic dermatitis facts
      • What is seborrheic dermatitis?
      • Seborrheic dermatitis vs. psoriasis
      • Seborrheic dermatitis vs. dandruff
      • What are risk factors for seborrheic dermatitis?
      • What causes seborrheic dermatitis?
      • Is seborrheic dermatitis contagious?
      • What are seborrheic dermatitis symptoms and signs?
      • What specialties of health care professionals diagnose and treat seborrheic dermatitis?
      • How do health care professionals diagnose seborrheic dermatitis?
      • What is the treatment for seborrheic dermatitis?
      • Are there home remedies for seborrheic dermatitis?
      • What are complications of seborrheic dermatitis?
      • What is the prognosis of seborrheic dermatitis?
      • Is there a way to prevent seborrheic dermatitis?

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