Posted by: Amir Saeed, 25 years
Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease.
Plaque psoriasis is the most common form of psoriasis.
Obesity, diabetes, and heart disease are more common in people with psoriasis.
Psoriasis can be initiated by certain environmental triggers.
A predisposition for psoriasis is inherited in genes.
Although symptoms and signs vary, they include red, scaling plaques of itchy, elevated skin affecting the elbows, knees and scalp.Psoriasis is not contagious.
Psoriasis gets better and worse spontaneously and can have periodic remissions.Psoriasis is controllable with medication.
Psoriasis is currently not curable.
There are many promising new therapies such as drugs,light therapy etc.
I would suggest you to get a complete physical examination by an experienced dermatologist nearby you.