Psoriasis is a noncontagious skin condition that produces red, dry plaques of thickened skin. Psoriasis commonly affects the skin of the elbows, knees and scalp. Some people have such a mild psoriasis (small, faint, dry skin patches) that they may not even suspect that they have a medical skin condition. Others have very severe psoriasis where virtually their entire body is fully covered with thick, red, scaly skin. Many people note a worsening of their symptoms in the colder winter months. Psoriasis is seen worldwide, in all races, and both sexes. Although psoriasis can be seen in people of any age, from babies too seniors, most commonly patients patients are first diagnosed in their early adult years.
PSORIASIS Q & A
Q. What is the treatment for psoriasis?
A. The best treatment is individually determined by the treting physician and depends, in part, on the ptype of disease, the severity, and the total body area involved.
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