Psoriatic alopecia, also known as psoriatic hair loss and refers to a specific form of hair loss that occurs in conjunction with scalp psoriasis. Psoriatic alopecia is a relatively rare complication of scalp psoriasis, affecting a small percentage of people with psoriasis.
Approximately 2 in 100 people will suffer with psoriasis and it tends to develop in adults between 20 and 30 years of age or it can reveal itself later in life. We answered some of the most common questions.
Winter psoriasis usually starts on the elbows and scalp, in circular areas of red and darker skin. They tend to be covered with a white hard layer of skin sometimes looking scaly and can be quite dense and coarse. They can crack and bleed and leave itchy sore like areas over the skin.