Psoriasis

Nearly three percent of the world’s population suffer from Psoriasis, a chronic skin condition characterised by thick, flaking patches of skin. Here at What Skin Needs we want everyone to understand the condition, so we are taking a look at the different types, what causes it and what can help.

 

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is an immune condition, which causes symptoms on the skin and sometimes the joints. When a person has psoriasis, their skin replacement process speeds up, taking just a few days instead of 21-28 days to replace skin cells. This abundance of skin cells builds up to form raised ‘plaques’ on the skin, which can also be flaky, scaly, red and itchy. Psoriasis can happen on any area of the body, such as the scalp, hands, feet and genitals. However, different types can appear on different areas.

 

What are the different types of Psoriasis?

There are various types of psoriasis and different ways of treating it:

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17 / 11 / 2015

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