Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes skin redness and irritation. Psoriasis develops when the body’s immune system sends incorrect signals to the skin cells which then triggers the skin cells to multiply quickly.
The skin cells multiply quickly leading to thick, red, and well-defined patches of skin with white, flaky-like scales called plaques.
Psoriasis is not contagious. As such, you do not contact psoriasis via touching a psoriasis patient.
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system causes abnormal growth of skin cells. Furthermore, psoriasis tends to get passed down through families. It also tends to be worse in people with a weak immune system.
Common symptoms of psoriasis include; pink-red in color, dry with white flaky scales, pain, itching, and inflammation. Other symptoms include; tendon or joint pain/ache, severe dandruff, and change in nails (such as yellow-brown nails with dents). Psoriasis can affect any part of one’s skin but mostly occurs in the knees, elbows, palms, and scalps.
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