Psoriasis is a frequent and general disease of the skin which affects what is known as the life cycle of the cells of the skin. Psoriasis affects these skin cells to rapidly build up on the skin surface and form scales which are silvery and dry, red, itchy patches which can often be painful.
Psoriasis is a long-lasting or chronic and relentless disease. There can be periods when the psoriasis symptoms do improve or go into what may be called a remission and these periods alternate with periods when the psoriasis is worse.
With some individuals, psoriasis is only an annoyance. But with others it is disabling – particularly when it is associated with arthritis. Currently no cure exists but treatments for psoriasis offer good relief. Some small measures such as exposing the skin to tiny amounts of natural sunlight or using an over-the-counter cortisone cream can greatly improve symptoms of psoriasis.
Guttate psoriasis is most frequent in children as well as adults who are younger than 30 years of age. It appears as water-drop shaped, small sores on the arms, trunk, scalp as well as legs. These sores are normally covered by scales which are very fine.
Any outbreak of this type of psoriasis is believed to be an immune reaction which can be triggered by a prior streptococcal infection or another type of infection. Immune systems make white cells in the blood which guard the body from any type of infection. With psoriasis, the T cells which are a type of white blood cells trigger an unusually inflammation of the skin and also the production of an excess of skin cells.
Guttate psoriasis is believed to be inherited. Many with a previous family history of psoriasis normally have an increased chance of developing this disease. Many individuals carry genes which makes them more prone to start psoriasis.
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