Psoriasis is a long-lasting autoimmune disease characterized by patches of abnormal skin. These skin patches are typically red, itchy, and scaly. They may vary in severity from small and localized to complete body coverage
Psoriasis appears as
- Red or pink small scaly bumps that merge into plaques of raised skin.
It classically affects skin over the
- Knees, and
- Scalp and is often itchy.
Although any area may be involved, it tends to be more common at sites of
Sometimes pulling off one of these small dry white flakes of skin causes a tiny blood spot on the skin. This is medically referred to as a special diagnostic sign in psoriasis called the Auspitz sign.
The symptoms depend on the type of psoriasis.
- Physical Examination
- Medical History
- Skin Biopsy
- Skin care at home can help control psoriasis.
- Medication Management
Follow these tips to care for psoriasis:
- Use creams or lotions, baths, or soaks to keep your skin moist.
- Try short exposure to sunlight or ultraviolet (UV) light.
- Follow instructions for skin products and prescribed medicines.
- For mild symptoms of psoriasis, some over-the-counter medicines, such as aloe vera, may be soothing.
Consult with General Physician or Dermatologist at Aadil Hospital for medical treatment