What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune skin disease that speeds up the growth cycle of skin cells in days rather than weeks and requires a specific Psoriasis medication to treat it. As these cells pile up on the surface of your skin, they cause raised, red or silvery, scaly patches to appear as a symptom. Psoriasis is most prevalent on the elbows, knees, scalp, lower back, palms, and soles of feet. Psoriasis is a skin condition that occurs mostly in adults but can develop at any age and most often between the ages of 15-35 and require specific prescription meds for Psoriasis. Though rare, 10-15% of Psoriasis reactions (Psoriasis rx) and cases can also appear in children before the age of 10.
There are 5 different types of moderte Psoriasis including, Guttate which appear as small dot-like lesions, Inverse Psoriasis, which appear mainly in folds of skin, Pustular Psoriasis which appear as blisters surrounded by red skin, Erythrodermic, a more severe Psoriasis usually prominent all over the body, and the most common severe Plaque Psoriasis, which affects between 80-90% of people living with Psoriasis.