No cure for psoriasis, but treatments can help

Pinette, Dr. Gilles
April 2004
Saskatchewan Sage;Apr2004, Vol. 8 Issue 7, p13
Psoriasis is a common condition that causes red or purple scaly patches on your skin. Psoriasis is pronounced "sore-eye-a-sis." These patches may be thick with a rough surface, and may be on the knees, elbows and scalp or they may be widespread across the entire body. The exact cause of psoriasis remains unknown. However, people with psoriasis may get worsening of their rash with triggers such as injury to the skin, certain medications, stress, or infections in the body. Most medical treatments for psoriasis are in the form of creams and ointments that are applied to the affected area. The type of treatment is matched to the person and how bad their psoriasis is.


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