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Psoriasis: What is Psoriasis, Types and Treatments

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a life-long skin disorder that causes red, scaly patches called lesions to appear on your skin. The lesions can show up on any area of the skin. There are several different kinds of psoriasis.

Nearly three percent of the world's population, men, women, and children, even new-born babies, endure the symptoms of psoriasis. Many tolerate constant pain from cracking and bleeding skin. Some wrestle with a crippling form of arthritis.

Yet, much of the world's population finds psoriasis a trivial matter requiring little understanding or sympathy. Some people still equate psoriasis with being unclean or self-imposed and shun those who bear its mark when, in fact, many people with psoriasis isolate themselves because of such a deep sense of shame.

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External resources

National Psoriasis Foundation
NHS Choices
Psoriasis Association
International Federation of Psoriasis Associations

What causes Psoriasis?

Topical treatments.

What are the different types of Psoriasis (PsO)?

Psoriasis and its impact on Quality of Life