What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disorder that affects the skin. It causes the skin to produce too many skin cells, resulting in thick, scaly patches that are often red and itchy. Psoriasis can occur on any part of the body, but most commonly affects the scalp, elbows, and knees.
When is it necessary to see a doctor?
If you experience persistent red, scaly patches on your skin that are itchy or painful, it's time to see a dermatologist for a psoriasis evaluation. A dermatologist can diagnose psoriasis and recommend treatment options such as topical creams, light therapy, medication, or a combination of both to manage your symptoms and prevent flare-ups.