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How is scalp psoriasis diagnosed?

The first step in diagnosing scalp psoriasis is usually talking with your doctor. Generally, a doctor will be able to diagnose scalp psoriasis with a simple skin examination. Occasionally, scalp psoriasis symptoms may resemble other conditions, so a doctor may wish to take a sample of skin to analyze more closely in the lab. This biopsy can help the doctor confirm the exact cause of your symptoms and determine the best course of treatment.

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