The early stage of psoriasis can be similar to oily dandruff! Both affected areas can be itchy and flaky. (Read more: Two types of dandruff: Dry dandruff and Oily Dandruff )
However, the cause and treatment are very different for oily dandruff & psoriasis!
Oily dandruff: Cause
- Oily dandruff is one of the most common scalp problems caused by the yeast “Malassezia.”
- Without proper care, Malassezia feeds off the oils and thrives on the scalp.
- Can develop into seborrheic dermatitis.
Scalp Psoriasis: Cause
- Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease.
- Hereditary condition: psoriasis risk is based upon the genes, which means if you have a family member with psoriasis, you might have higher risk of developing psoriasis.
- Immune system disorder: White blood cells that should fight off diseases attack your skin cells instead.
- Psoriasis patches can develop from your hairline to your forehead, the back of your neck, the skin around your ears, or other parts of your body like your elbows, legs, feet, palms, or back.
How to prevent dandruff and scalp psoriasis?
- For oily dandruff, it is simple!
With good cleaning habits, dandruff can be prevented. (Read more: Oily dandruff treatment )
- For psoriasis, there are no surefire ways to prevent it.
However, taking good care of yourself, recognizing and treating early on, maintaining a healthy lifestyle with regular workout, avoiding smoking, and limiting alcohol consumption may help. (Read more about scalp psoriasis treatment)
Diagnosis of dandruff and scalp psoriasis
The early stage of psoriasis and oily dandruff can be similar!
You can try a scalp product which marks with：
If those products don’t improve your dandruff problem, you might have scalp psoriasis, please seek professional advice from dermatology!
Advice for treating scalp psoriasis
Although there are no permanent cures, treatments could control psoriasis and improve your quality of living for almost everyone!
- Topical therapies applied directly to the skin
- Oral medications: treat psoriasis from the inside out by modulating the immune system or the skin’s reaction to the altered immune system.
- Phototherapy: Use controlled ultraviolet light to diminish psoriasis lesions
- Read more about scalp psoriasis treatment