I have scalp psoriasis. Does this mean I'll lose my hair? Psoriasis itself does not cause hair loss. However, severe psoriasis lesions on your scalp, as well as some treatments such as salicylic acid, may lead to temporary hair loss. Almost half of everyone who has psoriasis develops scalp psoriasis, and some of these people will experience thick, crusted plaques on their scalp. Hair can become entwined with these plaques, and as you attempt to remove these plaques, hair may go along with it. But because psoriasis does not cause hair loss, your hair will regrow.
If you have scalp psoriasis and you are concerned about your hair, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
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