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Everything You Need to Know About Psoriasis, Including What to Do If You Think You Have It

Psoriasis

 

If you’ve ever noticed inflamed, scaly patches of skin on your body and wondered what they are (and what you should do about them), psoriasis, an autoimmune disorder that causes such scaly rashes to form on the skin, may be the cause.

While there are currently a number of treatments available for psoriasis, that’s not to say that developing scaly patches all over your body isn’t a bit scary. We get it, which is why we spoke with a slew of skin experts on all things psoriasis, including what you should (and definitely should not) do if you suspect you might have it.

Under the overarching psoriasis umbrella, there are also many different types of the condition. All of the different forms of psoriasis are characterized by plaques, but the size, pattern, and location of each differ. The most common kinds are plaque psoriasis, guttate psoriasis, and inverse psoriasis, explains Nava Greenfield, a dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group in Brooklyn, New York. Of these, plaque psoriasis is considered to be the most common form.

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Source : Allure – Everything You Need to Know About Psoriasis, Including What to Do If You Think You Have It By, Kelly Dougher and Rebecca Dancer

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