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Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that forms scaly patches on the skin. Psoriasis lesions have well-defined borders with a pink-red base that are loosely covered by silver scales. Psoriasis commonly affects the elbows, knees, scalp, and fingernails, but can occur anywhere on the body.

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What is psoriasis?

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Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that forms scaly patches on the skin. Psoriasis lesions have well-defined borders with a pink-red base that are loosely covered by silver scales. Psoriasis com...

Causes of psoriasis

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Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that disrupts the normal skin cell growth cycle by increasing the turnover rate in skin cells and shortening the cell cycle. Psoriasis is likely caused by a combi...

Symptoms of psoriasis

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An experienced professional can diagnose psoriasis during a physical examination. There are no tests to specifically detect psoriasis. Psoriasis forms characteristic skin lesions that include:

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Treatments for scalp psoriasis

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The scalp is a common area affected by psoriasis. Patches of scalp often becomes itchy and forms scaly skin that easily flakes off. The most effective treatment for scalp psoriasis is topical stero...

Treatments for psoriasis

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Although there is no cure for psoriasis, most patients can treat psoriasis symptoms by using one or a combination of topical based treatments. Other treatment options include phototherapy (light) o...

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