Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that appears on the skin.
It occurs when the immune system mistakes the skin cells as pathogens and sends out wrong signals that speeds up the process of growth cycle of skin cells.
Where is Psoriasis found?
Common areas to find psoriasis is usually on the scalp, behind the ears, elbows, belly button, gentiles, knees, nails and toenails, but does not exclude other areas of the body; Psoriasis can appear body-wide.
Psoriasis symptoms can vary from person to person but can include one or more of the following symptoms.
Red patches of skin covered with silvery scales, small scaling spots, dry cracked skin that may bleed, itching, burning or soreness, thickened, pitted or ridged nails, swollen and stiff joints, nail changes and severe dandruff on the scalp.
There are five types of psoriasis:
Plaque (fig.1), 2. Guttate (fig.2),
Inverse (fig.3), 4. Pustular (fig.4), 5. Erythrodermic (fig.5)
Plaque psoriasis appears as thick red patches of skin covered by flaky silver, white scales.(fig.1)
About 80 percent of people living with psoriasis have Plaque, which is also called “Plaque Vulgaris.” The most common areas to find plaques are the elbows, knees, lower back, and scalp.
Guttate psoriasis appears as small,
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Psoriasis is generally passed by genes and a weakened immune system. Psoriasis is extremely complex that scientist are still studying the process of development. Scientists have discovered that when a person has been diagnosed with psoriasis, the T cells falsely trigger a wrong reaction to the skin cells, causing new skin cells to form in days rather than weeks. The reason T cells trigger this reaction seems to lie in our DNA. People who develop psoriasis inherit genes that cause psoriasis. Some important factors that can increase the risk for psoriasis include; stress, too much or too