The skin in these areas is more sensitive, so the condition can be a challenge to manage and treat. Lesions can cause cracks (called fissures) in the creases of your skin, which may be painful and bleed. Because of its location, the disease may also cause:
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What causes psoriasis? Is anyone researching the disease?
A number of things might play a role in causing the condition, including genetics, contact with certain things in the environment, and changes...