Psoriasis is one of the most persistent and confusing skin disorders. The worrying part is the skin cells in this condition start multiplying itself by 10 times. Psoriasis occurs mainly on the elbows, scalp, knees, torso, soles of the feet and palms.
The symptoms of psoriasis include:
- Plaques of red skin
- Discoloration of nails
- Plaques of scales
- Disorder of the toenails and fingernails
- Itchy and painful lesions
Psoriasis is also associated with psoriatic arthritis and the other type of psoriasis includes:
- Pustular psoriasis
- Guttate psoriasis
- Inverse psoriasis
- Erythrodermic psoriasis
What works for one person might not work on the other that is why we need to diagnose psoriasis properly. Once the cause and extent of the condition are determined, we move ahead with the treatment. Topical treatment is the first one to be tried on the skin as they prove too effective in most of the cases. Advanced treatment is used only when the first one fails.