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June 9, 2018

Psoriasis

Psoriasis

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a skin condition that speeds up the life cycle of skin cells. Psoriasis sufferers often have red patches of skin, scaly spots, dry and cracked skin, and itching and burning. Psoriasis suffers can also experience swollen and stiff joints.. Here are some types of psoriasis: • Plaque psoriasis: The most common type, appearing as patched raised, reddish skin. Patches can occur anywhere on the skin. • Pustular psoriasis: White pustules will surround red skin, located around the palms and soles. • Inverse psoriasis: Red lesions form where skin folds (under the armpit, breasts, around the groin, buttocks, and genital area). • Erythrodermic psoriasis: Can cause widespread severe itching and pain accompanied by red skin. Can be life threatening if not treated. While there is no cure for psoriasis our experienced and caring team of dermatologists and clinicians can create a treatment plan to help ease the suffering of psoriasis. Make your appointment today.

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