Psoriasis is a condition where the cells of the skin tend to die and rejuvenate and resurface at a very fast pace. Cells multiply much faster here leading to dry and rough skin in the joints, fingers and other areas. One would also have a lot of irritation and itchiness in these areas followed with peeling off skin. In some individuals it also leads to discolouration of the nails of the hands and toes.
HOW IS PSORIASIS DIAGNOSED?
A Dermatologist diagnoses Psoriasis by simply looking at the skin and often, doctors perform a skin biopsy to rule out other skin conditions.
HOW IS PSORIASIS TREATED?
The treatment for Psoriasis is mostly topical. These are skin ointments specially prescribed for this condition and it is to be rubbed over the affected skin as per the directions. Using steroid based creams is also frequently recommended. Light therapy is another form of treatment for this skin condition.