Scalp psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that affects millions of people worldwide.
It is a form of psoriasis, a condition that causes red, itchy, scaly patches to form on the skin. While psoriasis can occur anywhere on the body, scalp psoriasis is a specific form of the condition that affects the scalp. It can spread to other parts of the face and neck in severe cases.
The exact cause of psoriasis is unknown, but it is believed to be related to an overactive immune system. In people with psoriasis, the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy skin cells, causing them to grow too quickly. This leads to the formation of red, scaly patches on the skin.
If you have psoriasis or suspect that you may have scalp psoriasis, it is important to talk to your doctor to determine the best course of treatment.