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Katz Dermatology on Psoriasis

What is Psoriasis?

General dermatologist define psoriasis as a common, persistent , autoimmune skin condition which causes inflammation or redness of the skin and irritation. It is describe as the fast turnover of the skin. General dermatologists says that the skin undergoes turnover in an average of a month, psoriasis makes the T cells from our white blood cells to become very active making it speed up the skin turnover.

How do you get Psoriasis?

Currently experts in dermatology are still studying and finding out the cause of psoriasis. Some general dermatologists believe that genetics may play a role on the development of psoriasis which could be triggered or influenced by external factors such as our environment. Other medical dermatology theories list some factors that may make the skin condition worse such as the following.

  • Infections
  • Stress
  • Sudden changes in the weather
  • Certain types of medicines.

How do you treat Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is characterized by dermatology experts as an autoimmune disease. It is important to understand that a condition classified as autoimmune is continuous or the patient will carry the condition until further medical dermatology breakthrough about the psoriasis. Though there are treatment in order to reduce the severity, redness, itchiness and other factors of psoriasis. One treatment for psoriasis is phototherapy.

I have more questions about Psoriasis.

Our dermatologists advise you to have an appointment to your trusted dermatologists, your dermatologists could explain further information about the skin condition psoriasis. If you are in Maryland Area, you could visit us at our dermatology clinic, Katz Dermatology, located at Rockville, Maryland (MD) or contact us for more information.

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