PSORIASIS

WHAT IS IT?

Psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder that results in the formation of red, scaly patches on the limbs, trunk, scalp, and other parts of the body. The rash of psoriasis tends to fluctuate between  an improved and worsened state (also referred to as a flare) however, the condition is not contagious.

At times, psoriasis can be disfiguring, uncomfortable, and even painful. The scaling and unpleasant appearance of psoriasis lesions (especially if left untreated) can cause embarrassment and become a significant source of anxiety or depression. Psoriasis can also interfere with sleep and make everyday tasks difficult.

There are five types of psoriasis, each defined by the type of skin lesions that appear.

Types of psoriasis:

  • Plaque psoriasis
  • Guttate psoriasis
  • Inverse psoriasis
  • Pustular psoriasis

Treatments for psoriasis:

  • Biologics
  • Phototherapy (UVB)
  • Topical medications
  • Oral Antibiotics
  • Xtrac Laser

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