What is psoriasis?

What is psoriasis?


Psoriasis is a skin disease that typically affects the knees, elbows, trunk, and scalp. It generates a rash with itchy, scaly spots.
Psoriasis is a frequent, chronic condition that has no cure. It may hurt, keep you up at night, and be difficult to focus on.

Psoriasis is a condition with an unknown cause that is characterized by inflammation in the body that is brought on by immune system failure. Inflammation may manifest physically as scales and elevated plaques on the skin (plaques may appear differently on individuals with different skin types). This happens when an overactive immune system hastens the proliferation of skin cells. In a month, normal skin cells fully develop and shed (come off). Skin cells only complete this process in three to four days in psoriasis. Skin cells build up on the skin’s surface rather than shedding. Some patients claim that the plaques caused by psoriasis itch, burn, and sting.


Plaques and scales can appear everywhere on the body, although they most frequently occur on the scalp, knees, and elbows.

Psoriasis-related inflammation can affect the body’s other organs and tissues. Other medical issues may potentially affect those who have psoriasis.

Is psoriasis curable?

There is no cure for psoriasis, but there are more powerful therapies available now than ever before. Treatment for psoriasis can lessen symptoms and reduce the chance of getting other illnesses such psoriatic arthritis, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and depression.

What cures psoriasis?

Shampoos and scalp treatments containing salicylic acid lessen the scaling caused by scalp psoriasis. Both non-prescription and prescription strengths are offered. This kind of substance makes the scalp more receptive to medication absorption, therefore it can be used alone or in conjunction with other topical therapies.

What is the major cause for psoriasis?

Skin cells replenish themselves more quickly than usual in psoriasis. Although the exact reason why this occurs is unknown, research points to an immune system issue as the likely culprit.In the lowest layer of skin, your body regenerates new skin cells.


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