Psoriasis is characterized by pink, scaly areas of skin which often appear on the elbows, knees, and scalp, and may appear on other parts of the body as well. Psoriasis is a non-contagious inflammatory and chronic skin disorder affecting over 7.4 million people in the United States.
Psoriasis is considered an autoimmune disease, meaning that your immune system is doing harm to your body instead of protecting it.
Psoriasis can cause your skin to develop scaly patches that are silvery or red in color and can be itchy and painful.
There are five different types of psoriasis, (plaque, guttate, inverse, pustular, and erythrodermic) and the severity and symptoms of this condition can vary. It is also possible to suffer from more than one type psoriasis.
Treatment for psoriasis will depend on the type and the severity of the condition. Milder forms of psoriasis typically respond well to topical medications, while more severe forms require an oral or injectable medication.
At Mitchell Dermatology, we’ve successfully treated hundreds of patients suffering from this sometimes painful and oftentimes embarrassing skin condition. Let us help you get your psoriasis under control today.
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