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Psoriasis

PSORIASIS

Psoriasis is a skin disease that appears on the body and even hands, feet, scalp, or face. Psoriasis is small red itchy scaly patches that have no cure and it is a common skin disease/chronic.

What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that happens when the immune system attack the skin healthy cells by mistakes causing red itchy patches. Psoriasis is not contagious and sometimes those patches may crack and bleed.

Is there a cure for psoriasis?

For now, there is no cure for psoriasis. However there are some treatments that could reduce the symptoms.

What are the types of psoriasis?

There are 5 types of psoriasis: Plaque Psoriasis, Guttate Psoriasis, Pustular Psoriasis, Inverse Psoriasis and Erythrodermic Psoriasis.

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What are the psoriasis symptoms?

The psoriasis symptoms vary from one person to another but there are some very common symptoms such as: red and inflamed patches on the skin, itching around the patches, painful and swollen joints and dry skin that sometimes crack and bleed.

What is psoriasis treatment?

Since psoriasis has no cure there are some treatments that reduce the symptoms. Creams and ointments applied on the skin can be helpful. However, there are some other topical treatments like corticosteroids, moisturizer, retinoids and vitamin D analogues.

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