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Scalp psoriasis appears as red, itchy areas with silvery-white scales. You may notice flakes of dead skin in your hair or on your shoulders, especially after scratching your scalp. The scaly patches, which may bleed when removed, may extend beyond your hairline.

Treatment for scalp psoriasis includes medicated shampoos, steroid foam or lotion, tar preparations, topically applied vitamin D medications, phototherapy, and oral medications.

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