What is Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes a red rash with itchy dry, silvery or cracked patches of skin, most commonly on the elbows, knees, scalp, lower back, face, palms, and soles of feet, but can affect other places (fingernails, toenails, and mouth). There are several types of psoriasis, including plaque psoriasis, guttate psoriasis, nail psoriasis, erythrodermic psoriasis and inverse psoriasis with the most common being plaque psoriasis.
Common Symptoms of Psoriasis
- A patchy rash that varies widely in how it looks from person to person, ranging from spots of dandruff-like scaling to larger areas over areas of the body
- Rashes that vary in color, tending to be shades of red or purple pink or red with silver scale
- Small scaling spots that are commonly seen in children
- Cracked, dry skin that may bleed
- Skin that itches, burning or is sore
- Rashes that are cyclic and flare for a few weeks or months, then subside
If you’re concerned that you might have psoriasis, it’s best to consult your doctor at Clear Choice Dermatology.
Psoriasis Treatment & Medications
Since psoriasis is a skin condition that results in red, inflamed patches on the skin. It can be difficult to determine the cause of psoriasis, but there are many treatments that can help manage symptoms. Some of the common treatments include topical creams, scalp therapies, and systemic medications. While most psoriasis cases can be managed effectively, psoriasis is a complex disease that requires ongoing treatment. If you’re looking for more information on psoriasis treatments, or to find out more about the different types of psoriasis, be sure to contact Clear Choice Dermatology for an appointment so you can get individual advise and treatment options.
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