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Psoriasis
  • Psoriasis is a long-term (chronic) skin problem that causes skin cells to grow too quickly, resulting in thick, white, silvery, or red patches of skin. Normally, skin cells grow gradually and flake off about every 4 weeks. New skin cells grow to replace the outer layers of the skin as they shed. But in psoriasis, new skin cells move rapidly to the surface of the skin in days rather than weeks. They build up and form thick patches called plaques.


Causes -
  • unknown
  • believe heredity
  • believe the immune system is a factor in development
  • not contagious
  • climate
  • injury
  • stress and anxiety
  • infection


Symptoms -
  • patches of itchy scaly skin



Treatment - it is incurable
  • steroid and medicated creams
  • oral medications
  • light therapy
  • laser - uses intense, focused doses of laser light to help control areas of mild to moderate psoriasis without harming healthy skin around them.






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Severe Psoriasis