Anyone can get psoriasis, a skin disease characterized by patches of thick, red skin on the knees, scalp, palms, lower back, soles of the feet, and other locations. Other symptoms of psoriasis vary depending on the specific type of psoriasis a person has. For example, people with pustular psoriasis develop blisters of noninfectious pus on the skin, while people with inverse psoriasis develop smooth, red patches in the folds of the skin near the genitals, under the breasts, or in the armpits. Treating psoriasis can often require a trial-and-error approach involving topical treatments, light therapy (which uses artificial ultraviolet light), or medicines taken internally by pill or injection. Psoriasis research scientists are currently studying new treatments for the disease. In addition to benefiting people with psoriasis, this research may also help people with multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, among other conditions.
Welcome to the Psoriasis Health Channel by eMedTV. On this channel, you will find a wealth of information on this topic, including articles about the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of psoriasis. Whether you are about to go in for a psoriasis diagnosis and would like to know what types of tests to expect, or have been living with psoriasis for years and are curious about research currently being done on new treatments for the disease, you will find the information you need here.
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