Psoriasis is an chronic autoimmune condition that causes cells to develop rapidly on the skin. This overgrowth can lead to thick, scaly plaques that may itch or cause discomfort.Inflammation and redness around the scales are fairly common. Typical psoriatic scales are whitish-silver and develop in thick, red patches. Sometimes, these patches will crack and bleed.
Psoriasis is not contagious. You cannot pass the skin condition from one person to another.
Scales typically develop on joints, such as elbows,tail bone and knees. However, they may develop anywhere on your body such as
• Genital areas
If a doctor confirms that a person has psoriasis, treatment will depend on the type and severity of the condition. The main options include medications and phototherapy.
People with psoriasis should use emollients to keep the skin moisturized when using other treatments. This precaution can help reduce the itching and irritation and may also reduce the number of lesions or plaques that develop.