Psoriasis is interesting in that its symptoms can vary from person to person. Most people with psoriasis have patches of red, inflamed skin covered in thick, white scales. These patches may burn, itch, or feel sore. The skin around the inflamed patches tends to be dry, which can cause areas of cracking, splitting, and bleeding, furthering the discomfort of the condition. Many people with psoriasis also report stiff, swollen, painful joints – a marker of psoriatic arthritis. It’s common for symptoms of psoriasis to be cyclical, becoming very noticeable for days or weeks before subsiding (going into remission). Patches of psoriasis can appear anywhere on the body but are most common on the scalp, face, hands, knees, feet, and elbows.
Psoriasis is a common dermatological skin condition that causes patches of itchy, scaly, dry skin. While psoriasis is not contagious and can not be spread via person-to-person contact, about 8 million people in America have psoriasis. If you’re living with psoriasis, you know how uncomfortable and embarrassing the condition can be.
Maybe you’ve tried everything to get rid of your psoriasis, but you still hide your skin when you’re around other people. Fortunately, there is relief. Here at Dermatology Associates, our team of board-certified dermatologists work with people who have psoriasis to identify solutions and reclaim quality of life.
Symptoms of Psoriasis
Types of Psoriasis
There are several types of psoriasis, and it’s possible to experience more than one simultaneously.
Treatments for Psoriasis
While there is no cure for psoriasis, there are several effective treatments. Effective treatment can decrease symptoms, slow the growth of skin cells, reduce pain, itching, and discomfort, and help your skin look less irritated, scaly, or inflamed. It’s essential to meet with the staff at Dermatology Associates regarding treatment since methods vary depending on which type of psoriasis you have.