Psoriasis

Overview

Psoriasis is a skin condition. It's thought to be an immune system problem. Triggers include infections, stress, and cold.

Symptoms

It causes skin cells to build up, forming scales and itchy, dry patches.

Treatments

Treatments aim to stop skin cells from growing so quickly and remove scales. Topical ointments, light therapy, and medications can offer relief.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


Content from Mayo Clinic ©1998-2019 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER). All rights reserved. Terms of Use