Scalp psoriasis is a skin condition that can occur on part or all of the scalp. It causes red patches of skin and thick, silvery-white scales called plaques.
Some people find scalp psoriasis extremely itchy. Other people may not have any discomfort.
It tends to be a chronic condition fluctuating in severity.
In extreme cases, it can cause mild hair loss, although this is usually only temporary and doesn’t cause permanent balding.
For more information visit the NHS website.
At Monkbar Pharmacy, our pharmacists are trained to give a range of treatments for scalp psoriasis. Some of which is normally ‘prescription only’, if deemed appropriate by the pharmacist.