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) ...
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 ...
Psoriasis - Treatment Overview
Currently there is no cure for psoriasis. However, many types of treatment are available.
Psoriasis - Symptoms
The classic symptoms of psoriasis are raised, red patches of skin topped with loose, silvery scales, usually on the knees or elbows.
Psoriasis - Topic Overview
Learn about psoriasis, a chronic skin condition that causes skin cells to grow too quickly, resulting in thick, white, silvery, or red patches of skin.
Psoriasis - Home Treatment
Skin care at home can help control psoriasis. Learn more.
Psoriasis - Medications
Read about medications used to treat psoriasis.
Psoriasis - Exams and Tests
Learn about tests for psoriasis.
Psoriasis - Surgery
Surgery is not used to treat psoriasis on the skin or scalp. However, surgery may be used to treat severely disfigured or damaged nails from psoriasis. Surgical removal of a nail may be done in a clinic or doctor's office as an outpatient procedure.