What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a long-term, inflammatory condition causing patches of red, scaly skin known as plaques. It is caused by increased production of skin cells. The symptoms come and go throughout life, and their frequency and severity varies considerably from person to person.
Plaques are generally inflamed, itchy and red but often appear to be shiny and silvery due to the build up of scaly skin on the surface.
There are various forms and numerous triggers that can make the condition flare up.
It is a fairly common condition, affecting about 1 in every 50 people. There are various treatments to reduce the symptoms but there is no cure.