Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that affects millions of people. With psoriasis, skin cells grow too rapidly. The cells begin to layer on top of each other forming a thick white scale. Psoriasis can cause skin to be itchy and leave skin red and inflamed. Psoriasis sufferers typically have a mild case of itching skin, while some can attest to extremely itchy, uncomfortable skin. Psoriasis flareups can happen all over the body but it tends to flare on the face, scalp, buttocks, knees and elbows.
Myths and misconceptions about Psoriasis
Due to its appearance, many people believe that psoriasis is a contagious disease. Though psoriasis can spread on the person with the disease, it is not transmittable to other people. Psoriasis is not just a cosmetic concern. The autoimmune disease can be quite physically painful and uncomfortable for many.
Psoriasis causes and triggers
While some people are born with psoriasis, others develop it later in life. Psoriasis breakouts can be triggered by certain foods, stress, and weather conditions. Both extreme cold and hot temperatures, sweat and the body being under stress can cause flareups. Certain foods like red meat, dairy, pork, processed foods, gluten, and alcohol can also trigger flareups. Controlling these aspects as much as possible can help to prevent occasional flareups.
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