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 Erythematous
Psoriasis vulgaris. Well-delineated erythematous plaque located on the elbow of a child 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 Plaque
Psoriasis vulgaris, Koebner phenomenon. Well-delineated erythematous plaque with a silvery-white scale characteristic of psoriasis.
Psoriasis Treatment Strategies
There are a variety of treatments that can be used alone or in combination to manage psoriasis symptoms.
Psoriasis Symptoms and Triggers
An overview of psoriasis symptoms and triggers.
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.
Tips for Psoriasis Skin Care
Reduce psoriasis flare-ups, remove scale, promote healing, and soothe that itchy, irritated skin with a few simple psoriasis skin care tips.
How to Choose a Doctor to Treat Psoriasis
Tips for finding a dermatologist for your skin care and more.
Your Skin and Psoriasis
An overview of psoriasis, an autoimmune disease that affects the skin and nails.