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The most common sign of psoriasis is a psoriasis plaque, a raised, red skin patch covered by a silvery-white coating. Eight out of 10 people with psoriasis have plaques. These patches can form anywhere on your skin but are most likely to show up on your knees, elbows, lower back, and scalp. You may have several patches that join together to form a big patch. Plaques are itchy, but resist scratching them because scratching can make them become thicker.

In at least half of the people who have psoriasis, the scalp is affected. Scalp psoriasis can range from mild, dandruff-like scaling to crusty plaques that extend beyond your hairline to your forehead or neck. This type of psoriasis can be very itchy. Using a medicated shampoo may help with scalp psoriasis. As many as half of all people with psoriasis experience nail changes caused by the condition. Changes in your nails may include pitting (holes), alterations in color and shape, thickening, and separation of the nail from the nail bed. About one in twenty people with psoriasis will have painful, stiff joints. This type of joint pain and swelling is called psoriatic arthritis. In many cases psoriatic arthritis affects only the fingers and toes. If you develop psoriatic arthritis, you will almost certainly experience nail changes. In rare cases, this form of arthritis can be severe and affect the joints in your spine as well.

Psoriasis does not appear to directly cause any of these diseases, but it does put you at higher risk for developing them. Studies show that having psoriasis increases your risk of stroke and diabetes by about 40 percent. If you are 30 years old and you have severe psoriasis, your chances of having a heart attack are tripled. Take steps to lower your risk and protect your health by eating a heart-smart diet, getting regular exercise, and controlling your weight. Having psoriasis can be stressful. Studies show that people with psoriasis may have higher rates of depression and anxiety.
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What is psoriasis?

At present , there is no cure against psoriasis but certaintreatments and reflexes can still mitigate the disadvantages. It is therefore important to learn to recognize factor

Who discovered Psoriasis?

Scaly skin has been identified as a medical disorder since the ancient Greeks, but it wasn't until 1841 that Psoriasis was "discovered" and named by Austrian dermatologist Fer

What is pustular psoriasis?

It is characterized by blister-like lesions filled with non-infectious pus and surrounded by reddened skin.

What is the cause of psoriasis?

We don't know what causes psoriasis. It is thought to be an  autoimmune disease, and that is has a genetic component. There is  also another school of thought that it is a d

Can you die from psoriasis?

Psoriasis is not life threatening, but extreme cases will leave the person open to other opportunistic infections.

What is psoriasis of the scalp?

Psoriasis of the scalp is known as plaque psoriasis and can also affect the skin of the elbows and knees,the palms of hands and the soles of feet. It`s an auto-immune disease

Is Psoriasis a virus?

No, it is a skin and immune disorder it is non-contagious and it affects the skin and joints.Psoriasis is autoimmune in origin, and is not contagious. Around a quarter of peop

How do you get psoriasis?

If one member of your family had psoriasis or still has then it is very probably to "get" psoriasis some day too. Actually, a person doesn't get psoriasis because it is writte

Who will have psoriasis?

Studies have proven that psoriasis is caused by 9 gene mutation. There are several types of things that trigger this kind of skin disorder. This includes drinking alcohol, str

Symptoms of psoriasis?

scratching,stress,and white skin patches

How so you get psoriasis?

It is thought to be hereditary, you can get a flare up through stress and it can be treated with uv lamps and treatments. Embrel is an injection that you take to treat psorias

Is psoriasis a disease?

Psoriasis is a disease that is caused when your white blood cells are reproducing to quickly causing a patch of skin. It appears white on top and pinkish on the bottom. This d