Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that causes skin cells to develop at an exponential rate along the skin’s surface. The excess amount of skin cells build up resulting in patches of thick, dry, and silvery scales that often cause discomfort or pain.
There are several different forms of Psoriasis, with Plaque psoriasis being the most common form of the skin condition. Other forms of Psoriasis include: nail, scalp, guttate, inverse, pustular, erythrodermic, and psoriatic.
Psoriasis tends to cycle between flare-ups and remission every few weeks or months.
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Symptoms of Psorisis
The symptoms vary for each type of psoriasis, however, they all exhibit similar major symptoms. These include well-defined red patches of skin, silvery scales, bleeding after scales are picked off (Auspitz’s sign), scaling on the scalp, itching, and discolored nails.
Causes of Psorisis
Psoriasis, while not contagious, does not have an exact known cause. It is believed to be a defect within the body’s immune system that leads to inflammation and skin flaking. T Lymphocytes, or T cells, are generally thought to be the main culprit of the ailment.
It is widely believed that psoriasis can be inherited as it is likely to run in the family of the person with the condition.
While not a direct cause of psoriasis, certain factors are believed to trigger the symptoms of the skin condition. These include: stress, extreme weather, infection (strep throat), smoking, skin injury, and certain medicines.
Treatment of Psorisis
Although there is no known cure for psoriasis, there are several treatment options available for reducing the symptoms. Several treatments are able to effectively reduce inflammation and minimize skin cell growth. Treatment options include: skin moisturizing products, photo-therapy, and oral medicine. These treatments are meant to slow the growth of skin cells while simultaneously reducing inflammation.
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