Psoriasis...what is it?
Psoriasis is a condition on the skin where it you show symptoms such as:
- red, scaly patches
- which can be itch.
- It can appear either on your elbows, knees, legs, scalp or even worse all over!
- Flaky dry skin
There are loads of different types of psoriasis, depending on the location of the patches. your GP will be able to determine what kind you have.
What causes Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is caused by skin cells turn over a lot quicker than usual. There is no explanation as to why this happens however research shows that it could be due to a weak immune system.
Normally skin turn overtakes around 3-4 weeks. However, those who suffer with psoriasis turn over their skin cells between 3-7 days.
4 things about Psoriasis
1 - There is no current cure for psoriasis. Hard truth for psoriasis warriors, however certain things can keep flares under control.
2. Psoriasis is not only a skin disease, but in fact it's an immune condition too.
3. Psoriasis can take a really horrible toll on mental health. Being part of a community helps.
4. What may work for me, may not work for you. Everyone is different it's all about trial and error.
Here is how you can keep Psoriasis and dry skin conditions under control.
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