Psoriasis Psoriasis

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a disorder in which skin grows and replaces itself too rapidly, causing a buildup of red, thickened areas with silvery scales.

What is psoriasis?

Normal skin replacement takes about 30 days. In people suffering from psoriasis, the skin replaces itself much more rapidly (3-4 days) and the telltale signs of psoriasis emerge.

Psoriasis usually develops on the scalp, elbows, knees and lower back — and often appears in the same place on both sides of the body. The most common form is called plaque psoriasis. This persistent condition begins as small red bumps.

At least fifty percent of people with psoriasis on their bodies also have scalp psoriasis. Scalp psoriasis is often mistaken for dandruff and can range from very mild with fine scaling to very severe with thick, crusted plaques. There are treatments available to help manage your scalp psoriasis. Speak to your doctor to find one that is right for you.

If you have psoriasis, you're not alone.

These videos will give you some insight into what others who have it are thinking and feeling, and how they're coping with psoriasis every day.

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