Psoriasis is a chronic,inflammatory skin disease characterized by dry,reddish (erythematous),thickened patches of skin that are covered with silvery-gray scales. These patches may be referred to as papules or plaques and most often affect the scalp,elbows,knees,hands,feet and/or lower back. The plaques may be intensely itchy (pruritis) or sore. In some cases,individuals with psoriasis ...
Psoriasis vulgaris, scalp and nail findings. Pinpoint pits and distal onycholysis (so-called "oil-spot" discoloration) seen in the fingernails of a child with psoriasis.
Psoriasis Vulgaris Erythematous
Psoriasis vulgaris. Well-delineated erythematous plaque located on the elbow of a child with psoriasis.
Psoriasis Vulgaris Plaque
Psoriasis vulgaris, Koebner phenomenon. Well-delineated erythematous plaque with a silvery-white scale characteristic of psoriasis.
Stress and Psoriasis
Studies have shown that stress and psoriasis go together. In fact, some people have their first flare of psoriasis during a particularly stressful time.
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Solutions for Mild Psoriasis
Learn more from WebMD about treatments for mild psoriasis.