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 -- Symptoms
WebMD's guide to the symptoms of psoriasis.
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.
Psoriasis - Cause
The exact cause of psoriasis is not known. Many scientists believe that the condition is inherited.
Psoriasis - What Happens
Psoriasis is usually long-lasting, returns often, and can be unpredictable.
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) ...