Psoriasis is a skin condition resulting in burning or itchy red patches that are covered in white scales caused by an excessive buildup of skin cells. The stages of psoriasis can come and go in periods of flaring and recession. Its severity can vary from person to person and there is no cure. However, treatments for the condition can be effective in reducing the amount of redness and scaling. There are many things that can affect the condition, such as weather, soaps, or makeup.
Psoriasis is a common chronic skin condition. There are several types of psoriasis. The main type is plaque psoriasis. It occurs when skin cell overgrowth forms a type of rash on your skin. The rash often is raised with red marks and flaky white patches that look like scales.
Psoriasis starts with the immune system. Your immune system protects your body against infection and disease. When you have psoriasis, your T-cells (a kind of white blood cells) wrongly attack your skin cells. This causes your skin cells to rapidly produce and swell.
Most people who get psoriasis are between the ages of 15 and 35. Psoriasis can be genetic and run in families. Psoriasis is not contagious. You cannot get it from another person or give it to someone else by touching them. You also cannot spread it to other parts of your body.
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