What causes scalp psoriasis?The exact causes of scalp psoriasis (or any type of psoriasis, for that matter) are still unknown. The condition can affect any skin surface and is not contagious; however, there are several risk factors you need to be mindful of:
- You are more likely to develop psoriasis if it runs in your family.
- It is believed the condition is related to auto-immunity (your immune system mistakenly treats normal cells as a threat and acts by destroying them)
- Dry scalp
- Burning sensation
- Flaking (may look like dandruff)
- Hair loss