Psoriasis is a disease in the skin which is characterized by scaling and swelling on the body. Psoriasis can cause skin to become scaly patches of thick red skin which can be painful and itchy, Infections, stress, medication, the weather can all exacerbate the condition. It is most commonly found around the elbows, knees, legs, scalp or back and is not contagious and occurs when the rate of skin cell turnover is abnormally fast; instead of taking weeks, they can be turning over in days. Medical creams, oral medication, nutritional therapy, Aryuveda and herbal therapy can be used as treatment.
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