Psoriasis is a skin condition that manifests as an itchy, flaky rash, which can form scales on the knees, elbows, trunk, and scalp.
Psoriasis is a prevalent, chronic (ongoing) condition with no cure. Psoriasis is when there is overproduction of skin cells and this results in the skin being thickened, red and scaly. It can be uncomfortable and can affect your everyday life. The problem tends to flare up for a few weeks or months, then can subside for a while. Infections, burns and certain medicines are common triggers in patients who have a hereditary susceptibility to psoriasis.
There are treatments available for managing symptoms. You can also experiment with different lifestyle habits and coping skills to help you live a better life with psoriasis.