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 ...
10 Ways to Prevent Psoriasis Flare-Ups
WebMD offers 10 tips for preventing psoriasis flare-ups.
WebMD defines scalp psoriasis and explains its causes, symptoms, and treatments like special shampoos and conditioners.
Choosing a Treatment for Psoriasis
Just as there isn't a cure for psoriasis, there isn't a perfect treatment either. Learn about psoriasis treatment options here.
Understanding Psoriasis -- Treatment
WebMD's guide to various treatments for psoriasis, including drugs, natural treatments, light therapy, and diet.
Understanding Psoriasis -- the Basics
WebMD's guide to psoriasis, including types, symptoms, and causes.
Understanding Psoriasis -- Symptoms
WebMD's guide to the symptoms of psoriasis.
Psoriasis - Health Tools
An interactive tool to help with decisions about psoriasis.
Nail Psoriasis - Topic Overview
Psoriasis of the nail can be very hard to treat,and treatment is not always successful. Treatment is aimed at the white half-moon–shaped root of the nail (the matrix). Your doctor may recommend that you rub 1.0% fluorouracil solution (such as Fluoroplex) into the area where the nail and skin meet (skin fold) twice a day. Another option is flurandrenolide-impregnated tape (such as Cordran) ...
Types of Psoriasis - Topic Overview
The major types of psoriasis include the following. Plaque psoriasis is the most common type. Nearly 90% of people with psoriasis have this type. Symptoms of plaque psoriasis include: 1 Round or oval sores that range from 0.39 in. (0.99 cm) to many inches (centimeters) wide,and may expand into patches. Sores that are red and covered with loose,silvery,scaling skin. Sores that are usually ...