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Alopecia-psoriasis

Although alopecia is a pathology now known, very often there is a tendency to generalize. Usually, in fact, when we talk about alopecia we immediately think of the androgenetic one that, therefore, is transmitted and is hereditary.

Be careful, however: there is not only androgenetic alopecia, but there are different forms. Among them there is also the psoriatic alopecia, which affects the scalp and is especially common among those who suffer from psoriasis.

Specifically, if you want to bring some numbers, more than 50% of patients suffering from psoriasis are also affected by this scalp problem that has, as it is easy to imagine, the loss of hair as a primary consequence.

It should be emphasized that this is a disease that is transmitted genetically but that does not affect all family members and, above all, does not always present itself with the same severity.

 

How to recognize psoriatic alopecia

When alopecia occurs, it is easy to spot: hair tends to fall out in certain areas, almost forming patches. This is a common point of all types of alopecia.

However, in the case of psoriatic alopecia there is a tendency to notice a similarity between the patches on the skin and those on the scalp. It is possible that there is, therefore, a major hair loss there where there is the presence of these patches. For this reason, it can be said that where there are psoriasis-related patches on the scalp as well, it is possible to witness localized hair loss..

Why does this happen? In most cases, the hair falls out because of the detachment of the psoriatic plaque or, again, because topical products are applied to the area that require strong mechanical rubbing.

In all these cases, therefore, there is a thinning of the hair that, in certain cases, could alarm the victim. As always, when you start noticing an abnormal and too abundant hair loss, you start thinking about calvice and its consequences. This means, therefore, that you also think about the fact that you might be ostracized for an aesthetic appearance that is deemed unattractive. All of this, of course, can lead an insecure person to isolate themselves so as not to be judged.

As in all other cases of alopecia and hair loss, one must act as quickly as possible, especially in light of the fact that the condition is aggravated by the presence of a pathology that is certainly not easy to manage from a psychological point of view.

Here, therefore, you should always turn to a doctor who can go to control the situation and suggest remedies for psoriatic alopecia.

In this regard, it should be noted that some drugs that are taken orally and that are related to the treatment of the primary disease itself can be a valuable aid for the regrowth of lost hair.