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Psoriasis treatment for your scalp, nails, and genitals

If you are already treating psoriasis, it’s still important to tell your dermatologist if you develop psoriasis on your genitals, scalp, or nails. You’ll likely need a different treatment plan — and possibly different medication.

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Scalp psoriasis: How to treat

You may get relief from a non-prescription psoriasis shampoo. If not, find out what else can help.

woman brushing her hair
Scalp psoriasis: 10 ways to reduce hair loss

When psoriasis develops on the scalp, hair loss sometimes follows. These 10 tips from dermatologists can help reduce hair loss.

African-American woman with acne near hair line
How can an African American woman treat scalp psoriasis?

In this video, board-certified dermatologist Andrew F. Alexis, MD, MPH, FAAD, explains how you can keep your hairstyle and still treat scalp psoriasis.

Women getting hair washed at salon
Hair styling tips to reduce flare-ups of scalp psoriasis

Styling can be hard on your hair and scalp, which can cause scalp psoriasis to flare. To help patients avoid hair loss, dermatologists offer these tips.

Man shampooing in shower
Scalp psoriasis: Shampoos and other treatments

With a dermatologist’s help, it’s unusual for anyone to have scalp psoriasis for long. Find out what can bring relief.

woman washing dishes
Nail psoriasis: How to treat

There are many treatments. Here’s what a treatment plan for nail psoriasis may include.

Dry, damaged, injured, diseases nails
7 nail-care tips that can reduce nail psoriasis

If you have nail psoriasis, it’s important to protect your nails. Here’s are 7 simple things you can do that can make a big difference.

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Genital psoriasis: How to treat

Many people get a psoriasis flare in this area. Find out what can bring relief.