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Scalp psoriasis is a skin condition that affects the scalp and resembles dandruff. It results in dry patches of flaky and scaly skin. This type of psoriasis can also spread to the ears, hairline, and neck. The other symptoms include red bumps, itchiness, burning sensation, and temporary hair loss in the affected area. The exact cause is not known, but it is believed to have a genetic link. Other factors that trigger this condition are gluten sensitivity, inflammatory factors, injury, infection, stress, and some medicines. Topical medications containing Coal tar, Salicylic acid, and Clobetasol propionate are used for its treatment.
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