What is psoriasis?
It is a skin disease characterized by an itchy, scaly rash on the knees, elbows, trunk, and scalp. This disease is a disease that causes white crusted lesions on the body, characterized by immune system disorders. Inflammation here also affects different parts of the body. In the disease, the rashes may flare up in certain periods and may decrease in certain periods.
What are the risk factors in psoriasis?
The immune system is a defense mechanism in the human body against disease and infection. In individuals with psoriasis, the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy skin cells. It is not contagious as a chronic disease. Along with the disorder in the immune system, genetic factors are also risk factors for psoriasis.
What are the rashes like in psoriasis?
White spots are noticeable on the skin in the form of pink or red scales. Sometimes it may appear as brown and purple rashes. These rashes are often itchy. Although it can be seen in every part of the body, it is more common on the elbows, knees, scalp and lower back.
What are the types of psoriasis?
Plaque psoriasis in patches of dry, itchy, raised skin covered with scales, guttate psoriasis, which starts with pitting, abnormal nail growth and discoloration by affecting the nails and toenails, triggered by a bacterial infection such as nail psoriasis, sore throat and causes red scaly rashes on the trunk arm area. disease is defined as interphryginous psoriasis with red and itchy skin spots on the groin, hips and breasts, pustular psoriasis with pus-filled blisters, short-term and acute erythrodermic psoriasis with intense itching and burning.
What are the problems experienced in psoriasis?
Individuals with psoriasis may develop psoriatic arthritis.
What are the symptoms of psoriasis?
Symptoms include small scaling points (usually seen in children), red, pink, silvery rashes, dry and cracked skin that may bleed from time to time, itching, burning or pain, cyclical appearance, flare-up and reduction of the rash.
How is psoriasis treated?
The treatment process is carried out with topical (creams and ointments), phototherapy, vitamin A, and biological agents such as vitamin D analogues, topical corticosteroids.