The ISF has published a new stand-alone Managing Scalp Psoriasis leaflet , with guidance on how to manage and treat what can be a very frustrating part of living with the condition.
The scalp is one of the most common sites to be affected by psoriasis, and sometimes is the only area of involvement. Almost 80% of people with psoriasis will have scalp involvement at some point in their lives, and it is not unusual for the scalp to be the first site to display symptoms of psoriasis.
The ISF’s health promotion team has found that scalp psoriasis is one of the most common concerns raised with them. This new guidance leaflet is the result of valued feedback from dozens of people living with psoriasis over the last six months during their outreach work.
The scalp is one of the most common areas affected by psoriasis, and it is not unusual for the scalp to be the first site to display psoriasis.
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Presentation of scalp psoriasis can vary from person to person, ranging from mild psoriasis of the scalp, whilst others can experience severe scalp psoriasis. Symptoms may include; flaking, red scaly patches and intense itching.
Scalp psoriasis can prove difficult to manage for obvious reasons like the presence of thick or long hair making it difficult to reach and treat. With this in mind the ISF scalp psoriasis leaflet includes a step-by-step treatment section which includes some really useful techniques you can use at home to treat your scalp psoriasis with over-the-counter and prescribed treatments.
The ISF scalp psoriasis leaflet includes a step-by-step treatment section which includes some really useful techniques you can use at home to treat your scalp psoriasis.
Psoriasis is a common, long-term inflammatory skin disorder that affects approximately 73,000 people in Ireland. The red, raised scaly patches of psoriasis can affect any part of the skin surface, but most commonly involve the elbows, knees, scalp and lower back. View our other information booklets and leaflets