What is psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin that accelerates the life cycle of skin cells.
It causes cells to accumulate rapidly on the surface of the skin It originates due to a dysfunction in the immune system and can appear anywhere on the skin.
*Chronicle. Long-term and usually slow progression conditions
Symptoms of psoriasis
The signs and symptoms of psoriasis are different for each person. The following are frequent signs and symptoms:
– Red spots on the skin covered with thick scales.
-Small scaled points
-Dried and cracked skin that may bleed
-Itching, burning or pain
-Thickened, chopped or ribbed nails
-Rigid and rigid joints
It is the most frequent form and affects approximately 80% of people with psoriasis. It can appear on any part of the body but usually in the elbows, knees, back and scalp.
Psoriasis on the scalp
It affects between 50% and 80% of people with psoriasis.
This type affects approximately 10% of people with psoriasis, especially children and adolescents. It comes in the form of small scaly red dots that look like water drops splashed across the body. Guttate psoriasis is often triggered by a strep throat infection.
Pustular psoriasis affects less than 5% of people with psoriasis. They are characterized by having pustules, raised bumps full of pus, mostly affecting feet and hands.
Pustular psoriasis affects less than 5% of people with psoriasis. They are characterized by having pustules, raised bumps full of pus, mostly affecting feet and hands. Flexural or inverted psoriasis Less common, this type usually appears in the armpits, the English, under the chest and in other folds of the skin around the genitals and buttocks. It appears as deep red plaques around the folds of the skin, cracks may appear on its edges. Given its location it can be aggravated with sweat and skin rubbing.
About 30% of people with psoriasis also develop psoriatic arthritis. Symptoms of psoriatic arthritis are pain, stiffness and inflammation in the joints and surrounding areas.
It occurs in very few cases. It can cover the body with red plates with scales. It is one of the most severe forms of psoriasis and can be life-threatening as it affects the protective barrier of large areas of the skin.