Scalp Psoriasis Treatment in Indianapolis and Carmel

Turkle & Associates Plastic Surgery and Dermatology

Treatment for Scalp Psoriasis Indianapolis and Carmel IN

People seeking treatment for scalp psoriasis are seen by Turkle & Associates board certified dermatologist, Dr. Matt Strausburg.

We invite you to continue reading for frequently asked questions and more information about scalp psoriasis and how we can help.

What is Scalp Psoriasis?

Scalp psoriasis is a disease of scalp skin caused by the growth of too many skin cells on areas of the scalp.

Please find our page with details about skin psoriasis here and details about psoriasis on nails here.

What Does Scalp Psoriasis Look Like?

Generally, people with scalp psoriasis have patches of thickish, overgrown skin on their scalp. The patches can be red and very apparent, or hardly apparent at all.

Scalp psoriasis patches may not be limited to areas of the scalp with hair. Sometimes we see the patches creep down onto the skin of the forehead, ears or neck.

People with scalp psoriasis usually notice shiny skin flakes in their hair or on their clothes.

You can lose hair in areas of the scalp with psoriasis, but hair will usually grow back into the bald spots after the psoriasis goes away.

What Does Scalp Psoriasis Feel Like?

People with scalp psoriasis usually have itching. Sometimes there is only slight itching, however the itching can be so extreme that it wakes you up at night.

More severe cases of scalp psoriasis can feel sore and very painful due to cracked skin or bleeding due to scratching. Sometimes people say it feels like burning on their scalp.

What is the Treatment for Scalp Psoriasis?

A variety of non-prescription and prescription shampoos, oils, solutions, and sprays are available to treat scalp psoriasis. Most contain coal tar or cortisone. It’s important you take care to avoid harsh shampooing and try to resist scratching your scalp.

During your appointment, Dr. Strausburg will let you know the treatment for scalp psoriasis that will work best for you.

How Do I Know if I Have Psoriasis On My Scalp?

Dr. Strausburg will take a complete medical history and examine your area(s) of concern. He may be able to tell you you have scalp psoriasis without further testing, however, he will order further tests if there is a question about the diagnosis.

Do You Take Insurance For Patients with Scalp Psoriasis?

Yes, we do take insurance for patients with scalp psoriasis. We suggest you contact your plan administrator to determine if we participate with your insurance plan.

Contact Us About Treatments for Scalp Psoriasis

If you have more questions about scalp psoriasis treatment and would like further information, or if you are ready to schedule an appointment, contact Turkle & Associates Plastic Surgery and Dermatology by clicking here for our online quick-contact email form or feel free to call us at 317-848-0001.

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Turkle & Associates Plastic Surgery and Dermatologys’ video content is for informational and educational purposes only. Viewing of these videos should not be considered medical advice, diagnosis or a treatment recommendation. As with any health concern, always seek a consultation regarding a medical condition. Any questions concerning the content of these videos may be directed to Turkle & Associates Plastic Surgery and Dermatology at drturkle@turklemd.com or 317-848-0001.

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