What Is Psoriasis?
An overview of the causes, symptoms, and treatments of psoriasis. Plus: What it’s like to live with this chronic skin condition.
Everybody’s skin gets dry and a little flaky once in a while, and usually, it’s easy to clear up—all it takes is applying lotion more frequently, switching soaps or laundry detergents, or avoiding common skin allergens like nickel and certain preservatives. But what if you’ve developed itchy, painful, rough patches of skin that just won’t go away? You might have psoriasis. Learn more about what causes psoriasis, what it looks and feels like, how it’s diagnosed, and your treatment options.