Hygia Care

Psoriasis:

 A condition in which skin cells build up and form scales and itchy,dry patches.

Very common
           More than 10 million cases per year (India)

  • Treatment can help, but this condition can’t be cured
  • Requires a medical diagnosis
  • Lab tests or imaging rarely required

Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong
Psoriasis is thought to be an immune system problem. Triggers include infections, stress and cold.

The most common symptom is a rash on the skin, but sometimes the rash involves the nails or joints.
Treatment aims to remove scales and stop skin cells from growing so quickly. Topical ointments, light therapy and medication can offer relief.
Ages affected

  •  0-2
  • 3-5
  • 6-13
  • 14-18
  • 19-40
  • 41-60
  • 60+

Symptoms
Requires a medical diagnosis
The most common symptom is a rash on the skin, but sometimes the rash involves the nails or joints.
 People may experience:

Pain areas: in the joints
Skin: rashes, bumps, dryness, fissures, flakiness, irritation, peeling, small, bump, stinging, thickness, or redness
Joints: stiffness or tenderness
Also common: lesion, depression, flare, inflamed tendons, itching, plaque, small dents in nails, or swelling