October 31, 2014

How to Identify the Different Types of Psoriasis

Most psoriasis comes in the form of psoriasis vulgaris. This type of the disease is characterized by patches of red on the skin of various sizes. Not to be confused with skin damage caused by overextended exposure to ultra-violet light, these patches are buildups of skin caused by the immune system, which, due to its genetic disposition, grows cells at an accelerated pace. Usually they form a slightly raised area, often causing discomfort through itching, scaling, dryness and swelling. While the level of discomfort caused by these patches can vary, they generally never go completely away. In some cases psoriatic symptoms form strictly on the elbows, knees and other joints although it can be found on just about any part of the body, depending on the severity of the case. [Read more...]