Studies in Dermatology

Psoriasis in Adults

Psoriasis is a skin disease in which red, scaly and itchy patches appear on your skin. These patches can be usually seen on the elbow, knees, legs, forearm, buttocks and genital areas of your body. The condition is non-contagious and can not be transmitted from getting into direct or indirect contact with a Psoriasis patient.

Who is at risk of getting affected with Psoriasis?

Although Psoriasis can occur at any age, this disease usually develops in people between 15-25 years of age. Although the exact cause of psoriasis has not been identified, data shows that emotional stress, skin injury, inappropriate lifestyle, or consuming wrong medications can trigger the start of this condition. In addition, psoriasis can occur due to improper functioning of the immune system.

Symptoms of Psoriasis in adults

Here are some of the most common symptoms of Psoriasis in adults you need to look for :

  1. Your skin might become dry and cracked. This may cause itching or bleeding.
  2. You might experience stiffness or swollen joints. This might create difficulty in walking.
  3. Your nails become thick or pitted. There might be ruggedness which can cause the breaking of nails.
  4. Your skin can develop red patches which are covered with silvery scales. These patches may become intense with time.

Our board certified dermatologists provide the best diagnosis and treatment of Psoriasis. We can do a comprehensive exam to determine the severity of your condition and develop a treatment plan to best fit your needs. In addition, clinical studies are always enrolling to find new treatments for this condition.

If you have or suspect you have this condition, schedule your consultation now.