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Everything about Psoriasis- Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment

Are you noticing some unusual changes in your skin? Itching or red patches? Then this may be signs of a skin problem.  This problem can be short-term or long-term ones like psoriasis. It is said that many times  people aren’t able to figure out that they are suffering from psoriasis till their condition has worsened. Let’s discuss everything about it so that you can seek an expert’s advice in the initial stage and get rid of it a soon as possible.

What is psoriasis?

It is a chronic skin problem wherein the skin becomes itchy, red, or scaly. Usually, it develops at places like knees, knuckles, elbows, hands, feet, neck, face, and scalp.  It develops as the rapid growth of skin cells under the skin cells and its rise on the surface.  It thickens the skin, and leads to inflammation and red patches that crack and bleed.

Types of psoriasis

Plaque psoriasis

It is one of the most common types of psoriasis in which causes redness, inflammation, and the affected skin becomes scaly (sliver in color). It usually affects elbows, knees, and scalp.

Guttate psoriasis

This type of psoriasis usually develops in childhood and causes pink spots. It usually affects spots like the torso, arms, and legs. These patches are not thick and raised like the ones in plaque psoriasis.

Pustular psoriasis

It leads to inflammation, redness, and pus-filled blisters. Generally, it is localized to areas like hands and feet.

Inverse psoriasis

If you find bright red and inflamed patches on your body, especially areas like under armpits or breasts, in the groin, areas near the genitals, then it is a symptom of inverse psoriasis.

Erythrodermic psoriasis

This type of psoriasis usually affects large sections and appears like sunburned skin with scales. It is a life-threatening condition and requires immediate medical help.

Symptoms that you should not miss

  • Inflammatory skin patches that appear red on light skin and brown or purple on dark skin
  • Whitish-silver or grey scales or red patches
  • Dry skin that cracks and bleeds
  • Rashes around the area
  • Skin patches cause itching and burning feelings.
  • Nails that are thick and pitted
  • Pain or inflammation in joints

Causes

Immune system

It is an autoimmune disorder that means the white cells of the body attacks skin cells and leads to this skin problem.

Genetics

Some people inherit genes that are more likely to lead to such skin problems. If a blood relative has suffered from such a condition, then the other family members in sub-hierarchical tree are prone to this condition.

Treatment

This problem can’t be cured completly, but can be managed with right treatment. The treatment option depends on the cause and severity of the condition. There are many options like using medications,  light therapy, or naturopathic therapy. GSB Fit has developed a holistic treatment approach that can help in illness management. It is proven to be effective without any side-effect.

November 19, 2021

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