Psoriasis is a lifelong condition that causes dry, thick, scaly, red skin. It effects 1-3% of the population. Psoriasis causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin. The extra skin cells form thick, silvery scales and itchy, dry, red patches that are sometimes painful. There may be times when psoriasis symptoms get better alternating with times when psoriasis symptoms will worsen. Patients have triggers, which are different for different individuals. There are different types of psoriasis. The most common type is plaque psoriasis. The primary goal of treatment is to stop the skin cells from growing so quickly. While there isn’t a cure, psoriasis treatments may offer significant relief. Dermatologists usually prescribe a regimen of more than one product to successfully treat the symptoms of psoriasis.
For more information please see American Academy of Dermatology