Psoriasis is characterised by patches of inflamed, scaly, red skin, sometimes called plaques. It can cause discomfort, such as pain and itching, limiting motion in the joints, as well as emotional distress. Psoriasis is a common chronic disorder that is genetic and not contagious. It can occur on any part of the body, even on the scalp and nails, and can be mild, moderate or severe.
As no single treatment works for everyone, your Beacon Face & Dermatology Consultant Dermatologist will recommend the best treatment for you. Initial treatment is usually topical such as an ointment. This will slow down or normalise the excessive cell reproduction and reduce inflammation associated with psoriasis.
Depending on the severity of the condition, medications may also be prescribed. These are normally for the entire body, and are usually reserved for patients with moderate to severe psoriasis.
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