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Psoriasis, Everything You Need To Know About This Skin Disease

Psoriasis is a skin disorder that causes skin cells to multiply up to 10 times faster than normal.  It is a result of a sped-up skin production process which causes the skin to build up into bumpy red patches covered with white scales. They can grow anywhere, but they are more likely to appear on the scalp, elbows, knees, and lower back. 

Psoriasis is a skin disorder or we can call it a disease in which scaly rashes appear on the skin. This disease can get worse and worse over time. Disturbance of the immune system of the body is considered to be the cause.

The typical life cycle of a skin cell is one month. People with psoriasis have this production process after every few days which results in falling off of the skin cells. It can’t be passed from person to person. Though, it does sometimes happen in members of the same family.

Symptoms Of Psoriasis

The skin disease signs and symptoms vary from person to person. Common signs and symptoms are mentioned below: 

1.) Thick and silvery scales of red patches covered over the skin
2.) Small scaling spots found commonly in children which causes the skin to bleed 
3.) Any kind of burning, itching and soreness
4.) Thickened, pitted or ridged nails
5.) Swollen and stiff joints

Types 

Plaque: It is the most common type of psoriasis. Plaque psoriasis covers the areas of skin with red, inflamed patches. 

Guttate: It is usually found in children has torso, arms, and legs as their most common sites. This type of psoriasis causes small pink spots. These spots are quite similar to plaque psoriasis i.e thick and raised.

Pustular: It is more common in adults. In this type of psoriasis, it causes pus-filled blisters and broad areas of red, inflamed skin. It leaves their mark on smaller areas of the body for example hands or feet.

Inverse: It causes bright areas of red, shiny, swollen skin. Patches of this occur below armpits or breasts, or around skinfolds in the genitals.

Erythrodermic: It is one of the very rare types of psoriasis that results in covering large sections of the body. The skin almost looks like sunburned. It can be life-threatening.

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