WHAT IS PSORIASIS?
Psoriasis (pronounced as sore-EYE-ah-sis) is a chronic disease that affects the human skin. This skin condition develops when an individual’s immune system transmits abnormal signals to the cells of the skin, causing them to overgrow on a rather faster pace.
Unfortunately, the body does not get rid of these excess cells of the skin, as they consequently pile up on the skin surface, thereby leading to the appearance of patches of psoriasis on the skin. These patches often appear contagious, but in the real sense, they are not.
Psoriasis cannot be contracted by simply having physical contact with an affected person; it is only passed through genetics.
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TYPES OF PSORIASIS
There are about five (5) types of psoriasis. An individual can have more than one of these types.
- Plaque: This form of psoriasis is also regarded to as Psoriasis Vulgaris. Plaque Psoriasis often causes thick patches of skin that are clothed with silvery-white flakes or scales. It usually appears as a raised, reddish patch anywhere on the skin, having a silvery-white coating. The patches usually vary in size and can occupy a large area on the skin. Most common sites for the plaque psoriasis are the knees, elbows, scalp and the lower back.
- Guttate Psoriasis
- Inverse Psoriasis: This is also referred to as Flexural psoriasis or Intertriginous Psoriasis).
- Pustular Psoriasis
- Erythrodermic Psoriasis: This is also referred to as Exfoliative Psoriasis.