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Psoriasis

What Is Psoriasis?

It is a skin disease that manifests itself with an itchy, scaly rash on the knees, elbows, trunk and scalp. This disease is a disease that causes white crustacean lesions in the body, characterized by immune system disorders. The inflammation here also affects different parts of the body. In the disease, rashes flare up in certain periods and may decrease in certain periods.

What Are The Risk Factors For Psoriasis?

The immune system is a defense mechanism against disease and infection in the human body. In individuals with psoriasis, the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy skin cells. It is not contagious as a chronic disease. Along with the disorder in the immune system, genetic factors are also risk factors for psoriasis.

How are rashes in psoriasis?

White spots are noticeable on the skin in the form of pink or red scales. Sometimes it may appear as brown and purple rashes. These rashes are often itchy. Although it is seen in every part of the body, it is more common in the elbows, knees, scalp and lower back area.

What Are The Types of Psoriasis?

Dry, itchy, puffy skin spots covered with scales is defined as plaque psoriasis, pustular psoriasis is caused by pus-filled blisters, short-term and acute erythrodermic psoriasis has intense itching and burning, nail psoriasis starts by being triggered by a bacterial infection like sore throat, guttate psoriasis causes red scaly rashes in the trunk arm region and interfriginous psoriasis is with red-colored and itchy skin spots in the groin, hip and chest.

What Are The Problems In Psoriasis?

Psoriatic arthritis may develop in individuals with psoriasis.

What Are The Symptoms of Psoriasis?

There are symptoms such as small scaling points (usually seen in children), red, pink, silver colored rashes, dry and cracked skin that may bleed from time to time, itching, burning or pain, cyclical appearance, exacerbation and reduction of rashes.

How Is Psoriasis Treated?

The treatment process is carried out with topical (creams and ointments), phototherapy, vitamin A, and biological agents such as vitamin D analogues, topical corticosteroids.

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