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Psoriasis

Lupus Rash

Lupus Rash

As every 2nd year medical student can tell you, lupus rash typically is a facial rash that sits butterfly shaped across the cheeks and bridge of nose. However, what that same medical student may not know is that with lupus “typical” is a word that seldom applies. Nothing about lupus is ever typical and no two cases are identical. Yes, the facial lupus rash is a classic but not everyone with lupus will have it, less than 50% in fact.

What is Lupus

Lupus is a very nasty condition and usually one that lasts a life time although is has a strong tendency to come and go or wax and wane. As doctors would have it it is given to remissions and exacerbations known as flares. Its onset may be acute like influenza or it may be gradual and insidious. To understand what is lupus better you first have to realize that no two case of this disease are alike.

Scalp Psoriasis

Scalp Psoriasis

Scalp psoriasis is a particularly nasty manifestation of the already nasty skin infliction that psoriasis is. About 7.5 million people in the United States suffer from psoriasis and of these about half of them will have scalp psoriasis at least for some time during their lives although for some it may be a permanent feature.

Psoriasis treatment

When it comes to psoriasis treatment there are many options, opinions and variations. Also it depends on the severity of the skin rash and the area of the body most affected. Whether or not you need to consult a dermatologist for your psoriasis treatment is a mute point. To some extent this may depend on (a) the severity of your rash (b) how financially well off you are and (c) how long you will need to wait to see a dermatologist for psoriasis treatment. Generally speaking a competent General Practitioner should be well able to manage your treatment.