Everyone member of the family wants to know how to have beautiful skin. Unfortunately, some skin conditions makes the skin look less than attractive.
One such skin problems is psoriasis. What is psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that happens when your immune system sends wrong signals to your skin cells.
What Causes Psoriasis to Develop
Psoriasis happens when the cells of the skin rise quickly from below the surface of the skin piling up on the skin’s surface before they have a chance to mature. This happens when the immune system sends out faulty signals, speeding up the growth cycle of skin cells.
Skin cells normally take a month to develop but in psoriasis this ‘turnover’ movement happens in few days. As with all health conditions, the signs and symptoms of psoriasis varies from one person to another.
However, there are some symptoms that are common in all cases. If you or a family member experience one or more of the following skin problems, you may be suffering from psoriasis.
The symptoms may include:
- Red patches of skin covered with silvery scales
- Small scaling spots (commonly seen in children)
- Dry, cracked skin that may bleed
- Thickened, pitted or ridged nails
- Swollen and stiff joints
- Itchy skin
Psoriasis causes scales or plaques to appear on the elbows, knees, other parts of the legs, scalp, lower back, face, palms, and soles of the feet. However, these 收毛孔療程 scales can occur anywhere on your body. Places like your fingernails, toenails, and the soft tissues of the genitals can also be affected.
There are two classifications of this skin condition: Nonpustular Types and Pustular
Nonpustular Types include:
- Psoriasis vulgaris (most common form of psoriasis)
- Psoriatic erythroderma which causes develops on the skin over most of the body surface.
Pustular psoriasis looks like raised bumps. These bumps are filled with noninfectious pus (pustules).
Pustular Types include:
- Generalized pustular psoriasis
- Annular pustular psoriasis
- Impetigo herpetiformis
There are other skin conditions that can be mistaken for psoriasis.
These include: Seborrheic dermatitis, Lichen planus, Ringworm of the body (tinea corporis), and Pityriasis rosea.
A correct diagnosis is obtained by two methods:
Physical exam and your medical history; or by a skin biopsy