Psoriasis

Below you will find more information about Psoriasis from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Psoriasis it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Psoriasis and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Psoriasis comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

Psoriasis is a skin disease characterized by red spots in the skin that are usually painful and itchy. It is a lifelong condition that heavily affect the lifestyles of those with the disease. It has five types, and its severity can lead to psoriatic arthritis, where joints become affected.

Diagnosis

Psoriasis can easily be detected through medical and dermatological examinations.

Treatment

There is no exact way to cure psoriasis, and the sores my recur anytime. Medications are administered to help reduce the effects of the disease, since the immune system is affected by psoriasis. However, patients deal more with the emotional turmoil brought about by the disease, since the sores cause immediate embarrassments towards the rest of the society.

Symptoms and Signs

The most common symptoms of psoriasis are red sores in different parts of the skin. It can also develop in the scalp. These sores can eventually be very discomforting.

Causes

Despite being one of the oldest-known skin diseases, scientists still haven't detected the exact reasons for psoriasis. But some recent research shows that psoriasis is a result of certain genetic mutations in the skin cells as well as the immune system.

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