Psoriasis Symptoms, Causes, Types and Treatment
is a common skin disease that affects the life cycle of skin cells. Psoriasis
causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin, forming thick
silvery scales and itchy, dry, red patches that are sometimes painful.
is a persistent, long-lasting, chronic disease.
patches range in size from small to large. They most often appear on the knees,
elbows, scalp, hands, feet, or lower back. Psoriasis is most common in adults.
But children and teens can get it too.
psoriasis can be embarrassing, and many people, especially teens, avoid
swimming and other situations where patches can show. But there are many types
of treatment that can help keep psoriasis under control.
appears in a variety of forms with distinct characteristics. Typically, an
individual has only one type of psoriasis at a time. Generally, one type of
psoriasis will clear and another form of psoriasis will appear in response to a
Plaque Psoriasis (Psoriasis Vulgaris)
psoriasis is the most common form of the disease and appears as raised, red
patches covered with a silvery white buildup of dead skin cells or scale. These
patches or plaques most often appear on the scalp, knees, elbows and lower
back. They are often itchy and painful, and they can crack and bleed.
can affect fingernails and toenails, causing pitting, abnormal nail growth and
discoloration. Psoriatic nails may become loose and separate from the nail bed
(onycholysis). Severe cases may cause the nail to crumble.
Psoriasis on the scalp appears as red, itchy areas with
silvery-white scales. You may notice flakes of dead skin in your hair or on
your shoulders, especially after scratching your scalp.
psoriasis is a form of psoriasis that often starts in childhood or young
adulthood. This is the second most common type of psoriasis, after plaque
psoriasis. About 10 percent of people who get psoriasis develop guttate
psoriasis also known as intertriginous psoriasis, shows up as very red lesions
in body folds. It may appear smooth and shiny. Many people have another type of
psoriasis elsewhere on the body at the same time.
psoriasis in characterized by white pustules (blisters of noninfectious pus)
surrounded by red skin. The pus consists of white blood cells. It is not an
infection, nor is it contagious.
psoriasis is a particularly inflammatory form of psoriasis that often affects
most of the body surface. It may occur in association with von Zumbusch
pustular psoriasis. It is a rare type of psoriasis, occurring once or more
during the lifetime of 3 percent of people who have psoriasis. It generally
appears on people who have unstable plaque psoriasis. This means the lesions
are not clearly defined. Widespread, fiery redness and exfoliation of the skin
characterize this form. Severe itching and pain often accompanies it.
NOTE: Individuals having an
erythrodermic psoriasis flare should see a doctor immediately.This form of
psoriasis can be life-threatening.
addition to inflamed, scaly skin, psoriatic arthritis causes pitted, discolored
nails and the swollen, painful joints that are typical of arthritis. It can
also lead to inflammatory eye conditions, such as conjunctivitis. Symptoms
range from mild to severe, and psoriatic arthritis can affect any joint.
Although the disease usually isn't as crippling as other forms of arthritis, it
can cause stiffness and progressive joint damage that in the most serious cases
may lead to permanent deformity.
of psoriasis appear in different ways. Psoriasis can be mild, with small areas
of rash. When psoriasis is moderate or severe, the skin gets inflamed with
raised red areas topped with loose, silvery, scaling skin. If psoriasis is
severe, the skin becomes itchy and tender. And sometimes large patches form and
may be uncomfortable. The patches can join together and cover large areas of
skin, such as the entire back.
some people, psoriasis causes joints to become swollen, tender, and painful.
This is called psoriatic arthritis . This arthritis can also affect the
fingernails and toenails, causing the nails to pit, change color, and separate
from the nail bed. Dead skin may build up under the nails.
signs and symptoms can vary from person to person but may include one or more
of the following:
Ø Red patches of skin covered with silvery scales
Ø Small scaling spots (commonly seen in children)
Ø Dry, cracked skin that may bleed
Ø Itching, burning or soreness
Ø Thickened, pitted or ridged nails
Ø Swollen and stiff joints
cause of psoriasis isn’t fully known, but it's thought to be related to the
immune system and its interaction with the environment in people who have the
genetic susceptibility. More specifically, one key cell is a type of white
blood cell called a T lymphocyte or T cell. Normally, T cells travel throughout
the body to detect and fight off foreign substances, such as viruses or
bacteria. If you have psoriasis, however, the T cells attack healthy skin cells
by mistake, as if to heal a wound or to fight an infection.
factors may contribute to the development of psoriasis, make the condition
worse, or make it return, including:
ü Climate. Cold, dry weather causes symptoms to become worse. Hot
weather, sunlight, and humidity may improve symptoms.
ü Skin injury. An injury to the skin can cause psoriasis patches to form
anywhere on the body, including the site of the injury. This includes injuries
to your nails or nearby skin while trimming your nails.
ü Stress and
anxiety. Stress can cause psoriasis
to appear suddenly (flare) or can make symptoms worse.
ü Infection. Infections such as strep throatcan cause psoriasis to appear
suddenly (guttate psoriasis), especially in children.
medicines. Certain medicines, such as
NSAIDs, beta-blockers, andlithium, have been found to make psoriasis symptoms
worse. Whenever your doctor prescribes any medicines for you, tell him or her
that you have psoriasis.
Symptomatic Homoeopathic medicines works well for
Psoriasis. With out any side effect. For more details feel free to contact the
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