Scaling and swelling is another type of skin condition that leads to psoriasis. They appear thick, red skin and with silvery scale. It is a common skin condition that speeds up life of skin cells.
These patches can itch and person might feel sore. Psoriasis can appear on elbow, hand surface, legs, scalp, lower back, neck, face, palms, nails and soles of the feet. When the disease starts few red bumps appears and may get larger and thicker as it progresses. On the bumps scales appears eventually.
It is hard to diagnosis psoriasis. It sometimes appears as rashes. Scales and red patches that are itchy can burn and sometimes will be very painful. Examining the skin sample helps.
Doctors believe psoriasis is result of different factors including immune system (overactive immune system) that creates inflammation inside body and appears on skin. Treatment for psoriasis depends on the severity of the disease.
Ointments containing steroids, salicylic acid can help. Phototherapy with Psoralen & UVA light can help in clearing up psoriasis. Staying away from spicy food, sesame and nuts, dust and pollution helps.