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I think that I have psoriasis on my scalp. It is scaly, tender, red, extremely itchy, and scabby. No dandruff shampoo has ever worked either. How do I stop the itching? It keeps me up at night and is kind of embarrassing since I have very dark hair. Tea tree oil has slightly helped, but old for a few hours. Is it psoriasis? And what can I do to treat it?

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replied April 30th, 2012
Psoriasis Answer A34505
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It is difficult to comment on the suspicion of scalp psoriasis that you describe without examining you and going ahead with further evaluation. If conventional treatment measures for dandruff/symptom control have not worked, you should consider visiting your doctor/dermatologist for further evaluation to look for the underlying cause. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help you. Consider being in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/dermatologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
Take care.
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