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. Read more: Scalp Psoriasis (Psoriasis of the Scalp) Article
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Treatment & Diagnosis
Medications & Supplements
- Corticosteroids (Systemic, Oral and Injectable)
- infliximab, Remicade
- Topical Corticosteroids
- etanercept, Enbrel
- methotrexate, Rheumatrex, Trexall
- cyclosporine - oral, Sandimmune
- calcipotriene - topical, Dovonex, Sorilux
- adalimumab, Humira
- Soriatane (acitretin)
- anthralin (for scalp only) - topical, Dritho-Scalp
- betamethasone/calcipotriene (calcipotriol) - topical, Taclonex
- ustekinumab, Stelara
- Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium, Chrysanthemum parthenium, Bachelor's Buttons, Featherfew)
- efalizumab, Raptiva
- methoxsalen (8-MOP, Oxsoralen Ultra)
- apremilast (Otezla)
- secukinumab (Cosentyx)
- tazarotene (Tazorac)
- alefacept, Amevive
- cyclosporine solution - oral, Sandimmune
Prevention & Wellness
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- New Psoriasis Drug Approved
- Psoriasis Costs Americans Up to $135 Billion Annually, Study Finds
- Psoriasis Tied to Raised Risk of Uncontrolled Blood Pressure
- Psoriasis Treatment Choices Improving, FDA Says
- New Psoriasis Drug Shows Promise in Trials
- High Blood Pressure May Up Psoriasis Risk for Women
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