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A chronic autoimmune condition that causes a rapid buildup of skin tissues and causes scaling of the skin on the skin’s surface is known as Psoriasis. The scales are inflamed and redness is a common symptom. Whitish-silver, thick, and red patches appear as psoriatic scales and can even crack & bleed. Uncommon areas of the skin affected by the psoriasis are nails, mouth, genital area.
There are five different types of Psoriasis and they are:
The symptoms of psoriasis are different from person to person and also depends on the type of psoriasis. However, the most common symptoms are:
The doctors are uncertain about the causes of psoriasis, but after years of research, the two prominent causes of psoriasis are the immune system and genetic factors. The common underlying causes that trigger psoriasis are:
However, to know the exact cause of psoriasis, please consult the doctor and have a discussion.
Psoriasis can be diagnosed through physical examination and in a few cases, a biopsy can also be done to determine the type of the Psoriasis.