Do you suffer from a sore, sensitive scalp? A red, itchy scalp is not only annoying, it can also be flaky, painful and sore. According to MayoClinic.com, a red, itchy scalp is most commonly the result of two distinct scalp conditions. Seborrheic dermatitis and scalp psoriasis are often difficult to differentiate, as they are two disorders that share many similar symptoms.
Scalp psoriasis is a relatively common skin disorder. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, half of all people who suffer from psoriasis have it mainly on their scalps. The symptoms can vary from person to person, although most people experience red patches that develop into itchy, white scales that resemble dandruff and that can become sore or bleed if you remove them or scratch them open.
According to LiveStrong, seborrheic dermatitis shares many of the symptoms of scalp psoriasis, such as red skin, scaling, itching and soreness. However, unlike scalp psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis usually causes oily, greasy patches, instead of the dry, flaky patches. According to MayoClinic.com, the patches of seborrheic dermatitis can develop into yellow or white scales that often form a crust. The itching from seborrheic dermatitis may be severe at times.
Scalp psoriasis is caused by a malfunctioning trigger in the immune system that causes your body’s T-cells, which normally fight infections, to attack healthy cells. This inevitably causes an increased turnover of dead skin cells, resulting in the scales and plaques. Hereditary factors are believed to play a role, according to MayoClinic.com
Seborrheic dermatitis is also caused by hereditary factors, although environmental factors may also play a part, according to MayoClinic.com. It occurs more frequently among people with oily hair.
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