Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes itchy or sore patches of thick, red skin with silvery scales. You usually get them on your elbows, knees, scalp, back, face, palms and feet, but they can show up on other parts of your body. A problem with your immune system causes psoriasis. In a process called cell turnover, skin cells that grow deep in your skin rise to the surface. Normally, this takes a month. In psoriasis, it happens in just days because your cells rise too fast. Psoriasis can last a long time, even a lifetime. Symptoms come and go. Things that make them worse include Infections Stress Dry skin Certain medicines Psoriasis usually occurs in adults. It sometimes runs in families. Treatments include creams, medications and light therapy.

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  1. link Justfun
    grover disease No know cause
    is a skin condition which is characterized by itchy red lumps which appear primarily on the torso of the patient. Although the condition is not seriou - 95% more...
    Justfun- over a year ago - in Psoriasis
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    Psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis
    What medications should I avoid to improve my psoriasis. I am on 50mg of enbrel a week for the psoriasis and the arthritis. I'll appreciate any help y - 8% more...
    Tltd- over a year ago - in Psoriasis
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