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Do I Have Psoriasis?

Do I Have Psoriasis?

ConsultationAs the largest organ of the human body, the skin is susceptible to a wide range of conditions. Among the most common is psoriasis, an inflammatory disorder that is often chronic. The problem often takes the shape of round, thickened, red patches of skin, often with a white section on top. Although the cause of psoriasis is still unknown, it has been shown to run in families.

The most common areas that psoriasis tends to affect include the knees, elbows, scalp, and lower back, though it is not limited to these areas. A large number of people who have plaque psoriasis also suffer from joint pain and arthritis; it has also been connected to metabolic syndrome.

Psoriasis can be a physically uncomfortable and emotionally plaguing skin problem, which is why our dermatologists encourage those suffering from the disorder to seek relief from an experienced skin care professional. At Sanova Dermatology, our psoriasis patients have been able to better control their outbreaks with solutions like topical ointments, oral medication, and phototherapy.

When you come in for an appointment, one of our dermatologists will evaluate your skin condition and help you find the most beneficial treatment for your psoriasis.