If you would like to see what treatment options are available for you, click here for an appointment with Dr. Paul Stevenson or call toll-free 1-877-816-DERM (3376).
Psoriasis is usually a long term chronic problem that occurs when skin cells grow too quickly, in days instead of in weeks like normal skin cells. When this happens, the skin builds up and forms thick red patches. These patches may be covered with a silver coating. And nails can be affected too. It can also have an emotional component, due to the embarrassment factor and frustration of having such a visual skin condition.
The exact cause of psoriasis isn’t known but it appears that genes and the body’s immune system probably have something to do with it. We do know though, that it cannot be spread by touch from person to person.
There are several different types of psoriasis including plaque (the most common), guttate, inverse, pustular, and erythrodermic. Currently there is no cure for it; only treatment management. Treatment is based on the type of psoriasis you have, its location, its severity, and your age and overall health. At The Eye Associates, we recommend meeting with our experienced dermatologist to explore treatment management options.
Some triggers for psoriasis include:
- Scratches, Cuts, & Bruises
- Friction/Trauma to the Skin
- Strep and other Immune Infections
If you would like to see what treatment options are available for you, click here for an appointment with Dr. Stevenson or call toll-free 1-877-816-DERM(3376).