Understanding Psoriasis -- the Basics
WebMD's guide to psoriasis, including types, symptoms, and causes.
Seven Psoriasis Triggers
People with psoriasis should know about these seven things that can trigger a flare-up.
WebMD defines scalp psoriasis and explains its causes, symptoms, and treatments like special shampoos and conditioners.
Tests to Diagnose Psoriasis
WebMD explains how psoriasis is diagnosed.
Psoriasis: Test Your Knowledge
Psoriasis affects up to 7.5 million Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Laser Treatment for Psoriasis
Learn more from WebMD about laser therapy for psoriasis -- including how various lasers are used, their effectiveness, and their risks.
Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Psoriasis Treatments
If you've just been diagnosed with psoriasis, you may want to ask your doctor these questions about psoriasis treatment.
10 Ways to Prevent Psoriasis Flare-Ups
WebMD offers 10 tips for preventing psoriasis flare-ups.
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.
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 ...