Psoriasis is the localized thickened skin patches. This is a chronic condition though it is non-contagious in nature. The condition arises due to excessive production of cells. It may have a mild to severe effect on any part of the body.

People with psoriasis often suffer from obesity, congestive heart failure, and diabetes.

Treatment & Procedure

Body joints are affected in about one-third of psoriasis-affected patients. The condition is known as psoriatic arthritis which appears between 30 and 40. It is not curable, only the medications help in controlling the situation.

  • Topical treatment: Steroid-based ointments, injection, or oral medicines may be suggested as
  • Ultraviolet light treatment: When the disease spread to a larger area of ultraviolet light treatments are applied.
  • Light therapy includes PUVA and Narrow-band UVB phototherapy. Excimer laser XTRAC is a recent discovery that generates narrow-band ultraviolet light which is used to treat smaller areas.
  • Goeckerman therapy: It uses a combination of UVB and tar application.
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  • Medicines Required
Causes of Psoriasis

The actual reason for psoriasis is unknown. The cause may reside in the genes or the immune system. Certain environmental factors also trigger psoriasis.

Psoriasis types and conditions

The different types of Psoriasis according to the area of the body it affects are-

  • Erythrodermic psoriasis is the advancement of any type of psoriasis. This type of disease involves entire skin surface.
  • Drop-shaped Guttate psoriasis lesion
  • Pustular psoriasis is pus-filled blisters
  • Inverse psoriasis occurs in joints like armpit, navel, hips, and groin.
  • Palmoplantar psoriasis involves palms and soles

Psoriasis of nail results in nail fungus and yellowish deformed nails.

Psoriasis symptoms

Diverse types of psoriasis show miscellaneous symptoms. Yet, some of the common signs are-

  • Red or pink scaly bumps
  • Itching
  • Genital lesions
  • Dry white flaky patches on the skin often ooze out a drop of blood
  • Yellowish-brown separation from the nail bed
  • Small pits on fingernails of hands and feet
  • The patient may feel chill and suffer from fever
  • Scalp psoriasis results in hair loss, dandruff, and itching on scalp
Why Renova Skin Clinic?

Not the same medications are applicable to all. Consultation with a diligent dermatologistmakes the patient know potential risks in medication. Dr. PuneetGoyal is one of the best dermatologists in Jaipur to consult.

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