Psoriasis

By: Wade Lewis

Unpredictable and irritating, psoriasis is one of the most baffling and persistent of skin disorders. It's characterized by skin cells that multiply up to 10 times faster than normal. As underlying cells reach the skin's surface and die, their sheer volume causes raised, red plaques covered with white scales. Psoriasis typically occurs on the knees, elbows, and scalp, and it can also affect the torso, palms, and soles of the feet.                             

There are three common treatments for psoriasis; biologic drugs, systemic drugs, and photo therapy. biologic drugs are taken through an intravenous injection and systemic drugs are taken orally. Photo therapy involves exposing the skin to ultraviolet light on a regular basis.   

The following images are examples of psoriasis

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