Psoriasis is a persistent skin condition that affects many people. It’s a type of skin inflammation triggered by the body’s own immune system. The skin becomes red, itchy, and scaly as a result of the inflammation, especially around the elbows, knees, and scalp. The chronic illness can manifest itself as early as childhood. Psoriasis comes in a variety of forms. Plaque psoriasis is the most common kind. It happens when your skin’s skin cells overgrow and develop a rash. The rash is frequently accompanied by red markings and flaky white spots that resemble scales. While psoriasis is not communicable, it is a disorder that should be treated by a dermatologist. It can affect the face, hands, feet, or even only the nails on rare occasions.
Symptoms of psoriasis may also include:
- Pink or red raised patches of rough, scaly skin.
- Skin that burns or stings.
- Blisters filled with pus on red areas of skin (in more severe cases).
- Thick, bumpy fingernails.
Psoriasis cannot be prevented, but it can be managed. Psoriasis patients may go for long periods of time without experiencing any symptoms. Psoriasis can flare up or worsen at any time. Stress, dry skin, dry irritations, smoking, and infections such as colds and coughs are all things that might trigger flare-ups.
Psoriasis can be treated in a variety of ways. Your doctor will assist you in determining which option is best for you. To moisturise your skin, start with an over-the-counter lotion. Body lotion helps protect your skin from drying out and cracking. It has the ability to eliminate certain scales and rough spots. Taking a bath with Dead Sea salts, bath oil, or oatmeal might also help reduce symptoms. It can aid in the reduction of redness and itching, as well as the removal of scales. If over-the-counter remedies fail to relieve your symptoms, your doctor may prescribe topical medications. Prescription creams, ointments, lotions, and gels are examples. These are applied to the affected areas. Psoriasis shampoos are available for use on the scalp.
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