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What is Psoriasis?

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a skin disorder that causes skin cells to multiply several times faster than normal. During psoriasis, also known as psoriasis, bumpy red patches covered with white scales begin to appear on the skin.

Psoriasis Symptoms

Psoriasis-colored scaling and crusting, especially on the knees and elbows. These skin lesions can also occur on the genital area, nails and scalp. Gray-white skin rashes and crusts over red spots on the arms, legs, palms and soles of the feet
Pitting, thickening and yellow coloration of the nails, swelling and redness around the nails
Skin dryness, burning, itching and bleeding, joint pain, swelling and redness

Treatment of Psoriasis

Psoriasis can be controlled with appropriate treatment. Early diagnosis of the disease makes it easier to control. However, if the rashes and scales cover 10% of the body skin, phototherapy or systemic treatment should be applied. Psoriasis treatment is individualized. The prevalence of the disease on the skin, the patient’s age, gender and treatment-compliant behavior are important factors in the selection of the treatment to be applied. If the rashes and scaling are limited, psoriasis medications in the form of creams or moisturizers are used. If the disease is widespread, drugs containing synthetic vitamin A, phototherapy and some cancer drugs can be applied.

Is psoriasis contagious?

Psoriasis can be seen in both children and adults. In children, psoriasis is seen in the form of droplets on the body, while in adults it can be plaque-shaped and stable. Psoriasis is a chronic disease and since it is not a microbial infection, it is not contagious from person to person.

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