Affecting as many as 7.5 million people in the United States, including about 20,000 children under age 10, psoriasis is a skin condition that creates red patches of skin with white, flaky scales. It most commonly occurs on the elbows, knees and stomach, but can appear anywhere on the body. The first episode usually strikes between the ages of 15 and 35. It is a chronic condition that will then cycle through flare-ups and remissions throughout the rest of the patient's life. Let us put together a proper treatment plan that can give you relief and restoration.
Psoriasis can affect more than just your skin:
- Eyes can be sticky, crusty, red, dry or swollen – blurred vision is possible
- Weight gain, which puts you at risk for other health conditions
- Mood changes
- Gums can be swollen, bleeding or pulling away from your teeth
- Abdomen pain, joint stiffness or pain
- Fluid retention and less urinating