In my 56 years of having psoriasis, I have never been told I had Sebopsoriasis. But upon research, how do you know I didn’t? This type of psoriasis is localized on sebaceous glands, that are found on the head, the area around the head, like the forehead, scalp, sternum, lips, behind the ears and shoulders, skin in the nose and chest. I have had psoriasis in all these areas at some point in my life.

In medical practice, there is a name for this. It is called the psoriatic crown. On the ears, psoriasis manifests itself in the form of rashes of red color, covered with crusts, which are easy to damage when combing. On the chest and back, the disease also appears as plaques with clear red borders.

Seborrheic psoriasis, like its other types, is considered a social disease, as patients with this ailment often avoid communicating with other people, which significantly reduces the quality of life and is accompanied by psychological disorders.

Signs of Seborrheic Psoriasis

The first alarming bell of this condition is ordinary dandruff, but do not assume that the occurrence of this problem always indicates the onset of psoriasis. In most cases, dandruff is an independent disease.

The main symptoms of seborrheic psoriasis of the scalp are:

· The appearance of red spots on various parts of the head, sometimes the chest

· An irritating feeling of severe itching and discomfort

· Beginning of the inflammatory process, redness of the skin

· Severe peeling, plaques (often cracked), bleeding

· A bacterial infection

How to distinguish seborrheic dermatitis from psoriasis?

Seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis are extremely similar in their manifestations. Both diseases are characterized by the formation of patches of dry skin, usually on the scalp. It is worth knowing how you can previously distinguish seborrheic dermatitis from psoriasis even before undergoing a full examination by a dermatologist.

Remember that seborrheic dermatitis usually does not extend beyond the scalp, the scales are yellowish or grayish, the skin on the face and head is often oily, and acne appears. When removing scales with seborrhea, blood usually does not appear.

With psoriasis, plaques can spread to almost any part of the body, they are present not only on the scalp. The scales are usually white, the skin condition does not change so much. In addition, when trying to remove a plaque on your own, blood usually appears.

Treatment of Sebopsoriasis

The treatment for this disease is a little complex. Local remedies are used, various ointments on a hormonal and natural basis that help eliminate peeling. Also, various hormones, vitamin complexes, and other drugs can be prescribed in order to help eliminate the symptoms of the disease.

Patients shouldn’t take baths or visit saunas. They shouldn’t be in a humid room.  In addition, the choice of skin care products is crucial. There should be special shampoos and balms that provide gentle cleansing.

Dieting

Regardless of the severity of the course of psoriasis and its duration, it is recommended that all patients observe proper nutrition. From my research they are saying to removed fatty, salty, smoked, pickled, spicy dishes; sugar and pastry; deep-fried food; alcohol, and smoking.

Foods You Can Have – all types of cereals, low-fat dairy and dairy products; Vegetarian soups; Vegetables and fruits; Vow-fat varieties of meat and fish; and herbal teas.

In closing, researchers are saying these 2 illnesses can be easily distinguished from each other because if it’s psoriasis you have joint manifestations and effects on the skin. If it’s seborrheic dermatitis can be considered as the inflammation of the skin of hairy regions. This is supposed to be the key difference between seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis.