4 Ways to Manage and Treat Scalp Psoriasis

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By Madeleine Burry
Reviewed by Allison Truong, M.D.
December 16, 2022

If you have psoriasis, you may experience itchy, dry, flaky skin anywhere on your body—including your scalp. In fact, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF), scalp psoriasis affects up to 56% of people living with the skin condition.

Along with being uncomfortable, scalp psoriasis “can be embarrassing and often can extend past the hairline, becoming noticeable with red inflamed skin or flakes in the hair,” says Stefani Kappel, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist who practices in Newport Beach, California.

The good news? Many remedies and treatments are available to help ease scalp discomfort and reduce visible symptoms. These are some common strategies.