Papules, Scales, Plaques and Eruptions

Picture of Psoriasis of the Scalp

Picture of Psoriasis of the Scalp

Psoriasis may affect the scalp. Symptoms may range from dry, fine, scaly skin to full-blown thick, crusted plaques. These plaques may peel off or flake off. Psoriasis may resemble seborrheic dermatitis. They appear different in that seborrheic dermatitis has an oily, greasy-looking appearance and is not dry like scalp psoriasis.

Image Source: Image courtesy of Hon Pak, M.D. and reprinted with permission from eMedicine.com, 2009

Text Reference: National Psoriasis Foundation: "Scalp Psoriasis"